Demands continue for unofficial employees seeking official rights
The demonstrators called for their rights to have their jobs and salaries, saying that this problem has continued for 14 months.
Hafed Ibrahim, head of the staff bloc in 2011, said the decision to hire about 60,000 employees in May 2011 was not activated by the concerned facilities.
He said last June the ministers of civil service and of finance adopted a decision to pay salaries for the names listed as officially hired by the decision of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011.
Ibrahim said, annually, there are about 2,000 to 3,000 official vacancies in different Yemeni governorates, and the decision to hire 60,000 new employees was a lie and a political move.
One of the demands was to pay the salaries of unofficial employees on a regular basis because most employees are paid once every three to four months, according to Ibrahim.
Mokaram Al-Hammadi, an unofficial employee in the Ministry of Public Works and Highways for seven years, said the demonstration was held to stop manipulation against the employees unable to receive wages.
Talal Al-Selwi said he is one of the 60,000 employees promised to be officially hired. He said nothing has happened.
He said that the budget of 2013 will be discussed in the coming days, and he doesn't know whether they are in the consideration for pay or not.
"We can't trust any new promises; we want to see actions and evidence, not promises," he said.
Hezam Al-Ashwal, the public manager of human resources at the Ministry of Finance, said the decision to hire unofficial employees is on the table for implementation. He said the unofficial employees who started working in the past three years are not considered in the country's budget.
He said that the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Civil Services set up a committee to handle distributing the names of unofficial employees to all concerned facilities to hire them officially.
"The procedure will be executed gradually, and the beginning was with hiring a number of cleaning workers in different governorates in the country.”