John Adams, Minna
Barely 48 hours after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) called off its warning strike, the Niger State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has given the state government a two-week ultimatum, within which to fulfill the undertaking it signed with Organised Labour or face industrial action.
Despite suspension of the nationwide warning strike, workers in the state are yet to resume, and have asked the government to honor agreements it had with labour or face indefinite strike.
Daily Sun observed that civil servants, who had resumed work after the October 1 Independence Day public holiday, were denied entrance into the state’s secretariat.
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A civil servant said they were simply not allowed to enter into their offices by security men on duty, who simply told them that the state workers were still on strike.
Daily Sun went round the state and confirmed that workers in federal establishments in the state have since returned to work as normal activities have commenced in all federal government establishments.
Civil servants in Niger state are among others asking for 35 percent enhancement of staff on certain grade levels, and restoration of annual leave grant to all categories of workers.
The statement jointly signed by, Comrade Yahaya Idris Ndako and Comrade Yunusa T. Tanimu, state chairman and secretary, respectively, said: “Failure to fulfill this undertaking after two weeks as requested by the government, organised labour would resume strike.”