Labour

Workers in Kaduna to begin strike on Monday as over 20,000 remain unpaid

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, Kaduna State Council, says over 20,000 state workers have not received their April salaries.

According to the Chairman, NLC Kaduna State Council, Ayuba Suileman, workers in the state would begin a five-day warning strike on Monday because of the mass sacking of over 6,000 workers by the state government.

Suleiman said, “The strike would commence on Monday through to Friday as a warning. The essence of the strike is that we want the state government to reverse the decision of sacking the huge number of workers.

“Workers in the state are not happy. They are jittery. The state government is using random indiscriminate deposition to send people packing.

“No worker in Kaduna state is at rest. They are jittery and are not performing optimally. While they have paid April salaries, over 20,000 people have not received their salaries.”

“The state governor is looking difficult, and from antecedence, he does not have a good relationship with trade unions and the Nigeria Labour Congress.” He said.

“We will try to persuade him through this strike and hope he rescinds the decision of sacking over 6,000 workers.” he further stated.

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