Sources have informed The Fatu Network that cleaners at The Edward Francis Small Hospital in Banjul are currently on strike and demanding payment of their four months credit union payment arrears.

“We are demanding for our credit union payments for the past six months, our monies are deducted and we are never paid a dime. We can no longer feed our families and landlords are also demanding for their rent payments.” Said one of the cleaners.

The cleaners say they work all week, cleaning all the wards, toilets, the hospital compound and also dump all the medical waste left by doctors and nurses. They added that an amount is deducted from their salaries monthly without them knowing where the money goes.

The Fatu Network could not reach The Public Relations Officer at The Edward Francis Small Hospital for his take on the issue.