No going back on industrial action, NLC tells C’River govt

Says state government is not serious

The Cross River State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress it’s resolve to proceed on an industrial action from Monday 29th of June, 2020 is irreversible.

The union says this is because the state government has not shown seriousness with demands made by labour.

State Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpepi disclosed this in Calabar during an interaction with the media.

According to Ukpepi, “It is obvious to all of us that the Cross River State government does not take the welfare of its workers seriously.

“This is made on the premise that plethora of workers issues presented to the government has been neglected and left unattended to.

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“Recall also that some issues which the organised labour entered into agreement with the government was abandoned, jetissioned and rejected by the government and no effort has been made in that direction”, Ukpepi said.

He listed some of the issues as: outstanding gratuities from 2014, non implementation of promotions, return of names illegally removed from the payroll and immediate return of weigh-in allowance.

Others are immediate payrolling of 2000 workers whose names were removed from the payroll, new hazard allowance for medical and health workers among others.

He advised workers to stay at home from Monday 29th until government responds to all lingering issues raised by labour.

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On the injunction secured by the government against the strike action, he said government is trying to buy time and the issue does not hold water.

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