Plateau Workers Embark On 6-Month Strike Over Non-payment Of Salaries

Plateau Workers Embark On 6-Month Strike Over Non-payment Of Salaries

Governor Jonah Jang (middle)

In compliance with a directive given to them by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) chairman in the state, Jubril Bancir, the Civil servants of Plateau State on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 embarked on a strike expected to last for six months.

Most workers had deserted government owned establishments.

The Jos situated gates leading to the state secretariat were locked under police surveillance.

This strike was executed based on the expiration of an ultimatum given to the state government which had expired on Monday, May 4, 2015.

Jibrin Bashir, the NLC Plateau state chairman, had given a directive while briefing newsmen recently on the occasion of the 2015 Workers Day.

He stated that the NLC had held dialogues for a long time with the state government for the peaceful resolution of their dispute to no avail.

Bancir also mentioned that workers had several issues that had lingered over the past years in spite of their effort to have them resolved.

Issues highlighted by the labour leader include outstanding arrears of minimum wage, non-payment of salaries and promotion of staff.

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