Unpaid salaries: Imo workers begin indefinite strike today. TrendyVoice

27 July 2015

Unpaid salaries: Imo workers begin indefinite strike today.

Government activities in Imo State will,
with effect from today, remain grounded, following
the indefinite industrial action called by labour
leaders in the state.
This development has eventually vindicated Vanguard
that had exclusively been reporting the growing
discontent among workers, over the state
government's alleged plan to slash staff salaries in
the state.

According to a public announcement broadcast in
Radio Nigeria, Heartland FM and Hot FM, signed by
all the labour leaders, in lauding the State Chairman
of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Austen
Chilakpu, all workers were ordered to remain in their
respective homes until otherwise directed by the
union leaders.
The aggrieved labour leaders hinged their current
action on the unwillingness of the state government
to fulfil its own part of the recent agreement it freely
entered with labour, over the backlog of unpaid
salaries and allowances owed workers.

A civil servant that spoke on strict grounds of
anonymity, fumed that "Governor Rochas Okorocha
chose to travel to the United States of America, when
he should have stayed at home to resolve the
brewing labour crisis that has now hit the state."
Continuing, the worker, who accused the Governor of
double standard, wondered why he should send his
son overseas to study, when his administration not
only prides itself with running free education at all
levels, but had also been claiming that Imo State
University, compete with other universities across
the world.

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