YJS: Parliament should discuss situation of journalists [Archives:2005/853/Local News]

June 23 2005

SANA'A- June 21- Hafiz al-Bukari, General Secretary of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) ascertained that a YJS delegation met on Tuesday with Speaker of the Parliament Sheikh Abdullah al-Ahmar and a number of MPs.

The meeting was intended to discuss the situation of journalists within the framework of the national strategy of wages and salaries currently argued by the Parliament.

Al-Bukari signaled out that the YJS delegation insisted on raising wages, increments and allotments of journalists.

Hafiz has shown curiosity about the national strategy of wages and salaries that drew no attention to the situation of journalists and their payments.

Almost all the Yemeni journalists suffer as there are no laws to ensure their financial allotments and most of them work for journalistic institutions without any working contracts.

Many courts saw over the last few days several legal actions sued by journalists against their institutions over being put down in terms of payment.