News from Khartoum
Sheikan company employees’ trade union challenges dissolution decision
The secretary general of the sub-trade union of the employees of Sheikan Company has said they are determined to lodge a complaint with the Minister of Justice against the decision of dissolution issued by the General Registrar of trade unions. Abdul Mahmoud Gismallah Al Bashir said the trade union was lawfully established in 2016, indicating that the former executive office had dragged its feet on the issue of handover takeover process, and the files concerning the trade union were handed over but the companies, trucks, and lands are still pending.
He said the lawful trade union requested the registrar to provide a financial auditor to review accounts of the trade union, and the auditing was done and a report was presented to the registrar who in turn set a date for a court session to decide the dispute. However, he said, they were surprised that some members of the executive office have resigned, forcing the registrar to dissolve the trade union.
Article 40/1 of the Constitution of Sudan provides: The right to peaceful assembly shall be guaranteed; every person shall have the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form or join political parties, associations and trade or professional unions for the protection of his/her interests.