Last October 15, the Confederation of Transport Unions of Cameroon (CGSTC) signed a release lifting its strike call, announced ten days earlier and scheduled for October 19. The lifting was announced just after the 3-day (October 13, 14, and 15) consultations with the Minister of Territorial Administration (Minat), Paul Atanga Nji.
In its strike call, the union issued 17 demands. However, "following dialogue with the Minat, six of these were deemed relevant by the various parties. Namely, the signing of the extension of the collective agreement for the road transport sector; the settlement of the rights of Cameroon shipyard workers laid off for economic reasons; and so on. The remaining 11 points will be progressively reviewed by the administrations concerned,” the release indicates.
The said release adds that the Minat assured he would personally convey the transport unions' grievances to the President of the Republic, Paul Biya. "We are very pleased that our grievances have been transmitted directly to the Head of State. We're going to remain calm and trust our government. The strike has been lifted,” said CGSTC president, Pierre Nyemeck Ntamack, on national radio station Crtv.
This is not the first strike being called by the CGSTC. On October 13, 2021, it went on strike to protest the working conditions of transporters.