8000 jobs at risk because of ample additional stock of sugar
In the sheds and even on the forecourt of the Senegalese Sugar Company (Css), immeasurable amounts of sugar lie due to a slump that knows the company for several months.
In the sheds and even on the forecourt of the Senegalese Sugar Company (Css), immeasurable amounts of sugar lie due to a slump that knows the company for several months. It has become a source of anxiety among the workers of the box whose jobs are threatened.
"We do not want to go out of work anymore, eight thousand jobs are under threat, so we ask the mediator to be our interlocutor with the head of state," said Souleymane Sy Julio, secretary general of the section Css of the Democratic Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Senegal (Cdls).
A slump which, in the opinion of Vincent Leroux, director general of Css, is the fallout of last year's sugar imports. "We have twenty thousand tonnes stored at the port of Dakar and today about 70,000 tonnes at our Richard Toll site. Knowing that we produce between twenty and twenty-five thousand tons of extra sugar each month until the end of the year. The campaign will be by the end of the campaign to more than one hundred thousand tons ", he announces. Sufficient to request the cessation of imports until mid-2019.
Because, "Too much sugar was imported last year and we do not need, during the inter-campaign, from June to November, additional sugar", adds Vincent Leroux.