CONGO: Financial crisis threatens timber jobs

Tuesday, November 25, 2008
BRAZZAVILLE Tuesday, November 25, 2008 (IRIN) - Guy-Blaise Bakala, a timber worker in Pointe-Noire in the south of the Republic of Congo, has been sleeping badly since his bosses first announced they would have to let some workers go because the financial crisis is hitting the key timber sector."Every single day, our bosses tell us that we are not sheltered from unemployment because of what the company is going through," said the 39-year-old, who is married with four children.Bakala fears what...