Civil servants begin warning strike in Niger State
Civil servants in Niger State have been directed to begin a seven-day warning strike from midnight of Monday March 7, 2022.
The directive was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Niger State chapter, Yakubu Garba, after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, held at Labour House, Minna.
The statement directed all affiliate unions of NLC across the 25 local councils of the state to proceed on the warning strike after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued to state government.
According to the statement, “workers in the state will begin seven days warning strike in solidarity with the primary school teachers and local council workers over payment of monthly salary on percentage for six months.
“The warning strike is to press home the demand of workers such as payment of backlog of gratuity, refund of deductions from cooperatives, National Housing Fund (NHF), unions’ check off dues as well as third party charge deductions from workers’ salary for Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).”
However, it advised the government and relevant security agencies to take necessary measures to curtail the activities of terrorists and bandits operating in different parts of the state.