(Business in Cameroon) - Workers of mass transport company Société de transports et équipements collectifs de Yaoundé (Stecy SA) have suspended their strike action initiated on Jul 15, 2019.
According to a statement signed by Célestin Hermann Tsambou, general director of Stecy SA, this is the result of discussions between the top management and staff representatives. The latter decided to ensure minimum service on five out of the 13 existing lines. Those are line 1 (Ebang-Messa) ; 2 (Soa-Ngoa Ekelle) ; 5 (Acropole-Odza borne 12) ; 6 (Nkoabang-Messa) and 12 (Camtel-Leboudi).
The general management is still expecting a special meeting of the administrative board to be held soon to find solutions to this problem. The company’s workers complain of irregular salaries, non-payment of bonuses, problems with transport equipment and relentless works.
Stecy SA is the product of a public-private partnership between Portuguese group Eximtrans Sarl/Irmaos Mota and Yaoundé urban community. Launched on February 13, 2017, the mass transport company should have received XAF13 billion investment from the Portuguese partner within ten years. The state was expected to pay an annual subsidy of XAF1.6 billion.