The Senior Divisional officer for Fako Division, Mr. Chaibou, has called on workers to be committed and diligent in their place of work and for employers to respect the minimum wage.
He spoke on May Day at the Manga Williams Avenue, in Limbe, Southwest region.
Despite threats from the separatist fighters, several workers in the Fako division, joined their peers around the world to commemorate the international labour day.
The celebration of the 137th International Labour Day was commemorated under the theme; Resilience and Decent Work: Acting Together in the World of Work to improve living Conditions and Social Inclusion.
Some 100 dedicated workers also received gold, silver, and bronze medals from the SDO.
“ I was awarded a gold silver medal in this labor day edition, I feel so elated because after serving in the University of Buea for 21 years and retiring in 2015 I’m so grateful that the state has finally recognized my services to the nation,”. An awardee, Wilson Bella said in a statement.
Some workers used the opportunity to deploy the unfavorable working conditions and called for collective actions to ameliorate the situation.
The trade unionists on their part called for better working conditions of workers and for the implementation of the new monthly minimum wage by some hesitant employers.
Source: Cameroon News Agency