南苏丹 KCB 员工罢工抗议低工资
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愤怒的雇员告诉苏丹论坛（Sudan Tribune）罢工的原因是 KCB 银行（肯尼亚商业银行)给予的低工资，这与本国日益增加的生活成本相距甚远。
目前尚不清楚肯尼亚人在 KCB 银行的工资是多少。
然而，据银行内部消息称，根据职位的级别不同，雇员可以领取到2000-5000 SSP （南苏丹镑）不等。
“除非我们的问题得到解决，否则我们不会回去上班”，国家工人协会（NSA）代表 Arem Riak 在周一这天这样告诉记者。
该国家（南苏丹）所有的 KCB 银行分支机构均受到了本次罢工的影响，促使 KCB 高层介入该事件并仓促安排工作人员着手解决此事。
工人罢工后，（南苏丹）首都朱巴（Juba）多家分支机构出现了场面混乱的局面，包括Buluk，Malakia 和 Bilpham。
工作人员还提出了进一步的要求，员工终止劳动合同（或劳动关系）应由协会（应为NSA 国家工人协会）而非KCB 管理层决定。
苏丹论坛（Sudan Tribune）经过层层险阻终于见到KCB 新任总经理Harun Kibogong，他于本周一和其他高级管理人员召开了内部会议。
Headlines: KCB staff in South Sudan strike over low pay
September 9, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudanese working with the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) walked off the job on Monday, sending panic among the institution’s top managers.
Arem Riak the spokesperson of KCB national staff speaking to the press in Juba on September 9, 2013 (ST)
Angry staff told Sudan Tribune the strike was due to low pay accorded to them, despite rising living costs in the country.
They are demanding a 50% increment to their remuneration as a pre-condition before they resume work.
It is not clear how many national staffers earn at the Kenyan-owned bank.
However, sources within the institution say national staff earn between 2,000 and 5,000 South Sudanese pounds (SSP), depending on their seniority levels.
The National Staff Association (NSA) also accused bank management of allegedly denying workers housing, food and transport allowances, which their foreign counterparts receive.
“Unless our issues are resolved, we shall never return to office”, Arem Riak, speaking on behalf of NSA, told reporters on Monday.
KCB branches all over the country were affected by the strike, prompting top-level managers to step in and do the work previously handled by national staffers.
There were scenes of chaos and confusion at branches in the capital, Juba, Buluk, Malakia and Bilpham after workers walked off the job.
Local staff are demanding improved conditions, including a transport allowance of between 300 and 520 SSP and hardship stipends of 1,000 SSP. They have also called for eight out of 12 heads of departments to be locally managed.
The workers have further demanded that staff terminations be handled by the association and not KCB management.
Ajo Noel, the legal advisor to the bank, said he was optimistic that both parties would reach a compromise and normal work would resume.
Sudan Tribune had difficulty reaching new KCB managing director Harun Kibogong, who together with other senior officials, was locked in a meeting on Monday.
The bank, which was officially licensed in April 2006 but began full operations in South Sudan a month later, now boasts of 20 branches spread across the country’s 10 states.
KCB South Sudan currently has a reported 80,000 clients in the country.