Business has been paralysed as primary and secondary schools in the capital and the University of N’Djamena were closed on Monday while the main ministries were functioning at a slow pace, with many offices shut.
According to reports, the striking civil servants, their salaries have been chopped significantly by 50% in January as part of a package of austerity measures to improve state finances.
They are demanding for payment of their “full salary” after bonuses and allowances. Even a similar 50% cut was implemented in 2016.
Chad has about 92,000 civil servants.
Magistrates also on Monday began a three-day strike in protest at a police attack on lawyers in Doba last week.