Niger Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike

 Niger Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike

Court stops NLC, TUC’s planned strike

Workers in Niger State have embarked on an indefinite strike action to protest the salary cut by the state governor despite a court injunction restricting the leadership of the Labor from going on strike.
All public schools, ministries, departments and agencies were under lock and key as no worker was seen in offices.
Students who went to school were sent back home while workers who insisted on resuming office met their offices locked.
A release from the Commissioner of Information, Jonathan Vatsa said that the state government has gotten an interim court injunction restraining the state Chairman, Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC), Comrade Idris Yahaya Ndako, and Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Yunusa Tanimu from calling civil and public servants in state on a strike action pending the determination of the motion on notice which is fixed for 15th of July, 2016.
Vatsa said the Expertise Order was granted by Justice P.O Lifu of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria Holden in Abuja after considering Suit No:NICN/ABJ/259/2016 calling on all civil and public servants to report to work.
The state Chairman of the Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC), Comrade Idris Yahaya Ndako said that the strike stands adding that they have not been served with any court order.
He stated that the strike had already commenced before the court granted the government an interim injunction.
The State House of Assembly have also directed the state government to pay the remaining per cent cut off from the June salary of workers as they stated that there should be no issue of cutting of salary of civil and public servants in the state.
The Chairman, Isah Ndamaka said that the salary of workers is paramount and the state government should look for ways of paying the workers’ salaries in full.

LTV

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