Strike: Imo may apply no work, no pay policy
As workers in Imo State continue the strike action embarked upon under the platform of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Imo State Government has threatened to apply “No work no pay’ policy should workers within its employ continue to observe strike in the state.
Also, the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has warned that the state government would not take it kindly with those enforcing what it called ‘factional strike’, by allegedly forcing banks and other institutions to close shops to customers. The threats were contained in two separate statements at the weekend in Owerri, signed by the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Sports, Chidi Ibe and the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo.
According to one of the statements, the heads of establishments were directed to take nominal roll of those who come to work, as there is subsisting Industrial Court order restraining any worker from embarking on strike.
But in the Labour’s statement signed by its Secretary General, Ken Onwuemeodo, the leadership of the congress directed workers to continue their strike, assuring them that they would be protected from victimisation.
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