SMA NEWS – ADEN THE CAPITAL
A number of banks announced on Tuesday the start of a partial strike in protest against the continued collapse of the local currency, the deterioration of the living situation in the capital, Aden, and the taking away of workers’ rights.
Union sources said that employees of the Central Bank, CAC Bank, and the Construction and Development Bank began a partial strike on Tuesday, in protest against the continued collapse of the currency and the deterioration of the living situation amid the silence and inability of the government.
The sources added that the strike will continue in all banks for three days in order to put pressure on the government to quickly address economic imbalances and stop the collapse of the local currency and the deterioration of the living situation in the southern governorates.
The sources confirmed that this strike came in response to the call of the General Federation of Southern Trade Unions, which it launched last Sunday, in which it called for a partial strike as a first step, which will be followed by an escalation if the government does not respond to their demand to address the economic situation.
The strike, which lasts for one hour, took place in the presence of the Secretary-General of the National Bank of Yemen Syndicate, the leader of the Crater Resistance, Ali Hisham, the head of the Central Bank Syndicate, Thabet Al-Issaei, the head of the CAC Bank Syndicate, Adham Khalifa, the head of the Construction and Development Bank Syndicate, Ziyad Makkawi, and the head of the Conflict Resolution Department in the Federation of Southern Trade Unions, Fadl Al-Jaadi.