Labour in Nasarawa State Continues Indefinite Strike

Chris Nyamtu Lafia

Organised Labour in Nasarawa state has resolved to continue with the ongoing strike in the state despite the government’s order to commence enforcement of ”No Work No Pay”.

State chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, comrade Yusuf Iya and his counterpart in the Trade Union Congress, comrade Muhammad Doma made their position known after an emergency congress in Lafia, the state capital.

Comrade Iya said workers were determined to remain at home following the state government’s alleged inclusion of a clause into the agreement reached which says that “whenever there is a drop in the federation allocation for the state, the state government would revert back to the old salaries.”

He called on the state government to show genuine commitment towards addressing the demands of the workers instead of intimidation and threats.

The chairman, Trade Union Congress comrade Muhammad Doma said, workers, would suspend the strike, if the state government commences implementation of promotion, payment of annual increment of workers salaries which had stagnated for over 14years.

Chairman, Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Musa Dangana had during a press briefing a state executive council meeting maintained that the state government had shown sufficient commitment to resolve the strike and said the No Work No Pay order would be in force.

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