Burkina Faso civil servants protest wage cuts

A protest by public sector workers with support from private employees in the Burkinabe capital of Ouagadougou, Saturday

The workers were opposing the imposition of a new tax on allowances and bonuses for civil servants.

Of the 200,000 or so civil servants, 190,000 saw their February salaries reduced by amounts ranging from 1.5 to 7.5 euros.

Bassolma Bazie, spokesperson for Workers of Burkina trade union said, "we have demanded, purely and simply, not only the withdrawal of the implementation…

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