Workers Set For Indefinite Strike In Cross Rivers, Insist On Full Payment of Salary - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, October 11, 2021

Workers Set For Indefinite Strike In Cross Rivers, Insist On Full Payment of Salary

Workers on the payroll of the Cross Rivers Government are set to begin their Indefinite strike as from this Tuesday, to compel Governor Ben Ayade's administration to commence full payment of their salaries

The organised labour, under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress, and the Joint Public Negotiation Council in  the State,jointly issued the directive in a bulletin  on Monday in Calabar 
The bulletin titled "Commencement of strike action", ordered all state and local government workers  to down tools to press home their  demands.”

 The bulletin further reads in parts,“Dear comrades, where as an enlarged congress of organised labour, met on Wednesday, 6th October, 2021 at Nigerian Civil Service Union Secretariat to deliberate on the many issues troubling the workers of Cross River State; whereas the congress, after extensive deliberation, resolved that all the workers in the state and local government should down tools to press home our grievances".

“Workers are hereby called upon to stay at home, from Tuesday 12th October, 2021. Comrades stay at home until you hear from us.”

The workers had summed up a total of 14-point demands as contained in a statement issued after the congress and jointly signed by the state Chairman of the NLC, Ben Ukpepi; and the state Trade Union Congress Chairman, Monday Ogbodum, and four other officials.

They are  demanding among others, the  implementation of full payment of salary for both state and local government workers,  remittance of deductions from workers’ salaries, full implementation of minimum wage and implementation of full 27.5 per cent teachers enhancement allowance.

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