Kogi State: Labour Threatens Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Kogi State: Labour Threatens Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Eniola Awokoya

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC) in Kogi state, have threatneed to go on strike, should the state government continue to owe workers salary.

The Labour unions, made the threat in a statement signed by  Messrs Olakunle Faniyi, secretary of NLC, Mr James Kolawole, TUC and Mr Isa Abubakar of the JPSNC, in Lokoja on Tuesday.

They said the mass action was to protest what it called, the state government’s insensitivity and indifference to the plight of their members, that were being owed salaries for between two and 21 months.

The officers, said though the unions directed the workers in the state to embark on indefinite strike since Sept. 27, the state government were yet to invite them for negotiation.

They said that workers would not succumb to threat of sack and called on them to remain firm and committed to the struggle.

“It is the right of workers to embark on strike when their employers have failed to meet with the terms of employment, therefore the principle of ‘no-pay-no-work’ also applies,” the unions said.

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