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    Strike: Kogi Government has failed us – NLC


    The organized labour on Wednesday threatened to resume their suspended strike over failure of government to honour the agreement reached with them.

    The workers also accused the present administration in the state of turning civil service into casual work with the introduction of some rules that were synonymous with close-shop companies.

    According to a letter of notice of strike addressed to the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the seven-day ultimatum for the industrial action would elapse on Friday, September 22, following which the workers would begin the strike.

    The letter signed by the chairman, Nigeria labour congress (NLC) and his trade union congress (TUC) counterpart, Ranti Ojo, particularly said the strike would commence because of government’s failure to pay salaries and other entitlements of the workers.

    The unions noted that the strike notice was sequel to the expiration of the time lag given to government within which to pay the July 2017 salary and to reverse some of the newly introduced rules that were not in tandem with the civil service rules.

    The unions also want government to implement the collective agreement entered into with them on august 1, 2016 without any further delay, adding that government should pay the arrears of salaries to all pardoned workers in the state, local government, primary school teachers and local government education authority staff from January 2016 to august 2017.




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