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Kazi Bila Chakula...

March 29th was leap day it was also the day that journalists at the countries only government owned media house downed their cameras and microphones and switched off the teleprompters and left their desks and vowed to pound the stretch of road outside their offices (even in the presence of the GSU shuttled to the offices to stop the strike) until their grievances- that include what they termed as poor pay, non-payment of salary arrears, lack of promotion and sexual harassment of female staff by bosses -are listened to by the government.

On Friday however the information and Communication minister Samuel Poghisio played his hand first issued an ultimatum to the I, 212 (812 permanent and 400 contracted staff) workers to return to their desks by 2pm, calling a press conference at which he termed the strike as “illegal” and said that the employees actions were in “bad faith”, further adding that “The strike was premature and the ministry would therefore like to call upon all workers to imm…