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Edo NLC Threatens Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress, on Tuesday, threatened to shut down the labour force in Edo State within two weeks, if the state government and local government councils failed to pay the outstanding salaries owed workers in the state.

The State chapter of the union gave the ultimatum when thousands of aggrieved LG employees marched to the union’s state secretariat along James Watts Street, off Mission Road in Benin, the state capital.

The aggrieved employees have been on a month-long protest over the non-payment of ?their salaries.

The union had in several protests lamented that many of the workers were owned between one to eight months. While addressing the protesters, ?the State Chairman of the NLC, Emmanuel Ademokun, explained that the labour union would join NULGE in a sympathy strike that may affect government activities in the state.

“It (strike) is going to be categorised. Those being owed will go on an indefinite action, while the other workers will go on a sympathy strike. But, that will be when the chairmen of the 18 NULGE unions confirm it next week. Our national body is also in support of it” Ademokun said.

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