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Commercial activities crippled as banks join strike in Benue

02 August 2014, 09:06

Makurdi - Commercial banks in Benue on Friday joined the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress(TUC) ongoing strike which commenced on July 30.

The strike was to protest the deductions of staff salaries and non-payment of three years' transport allowances owed them.

They were also protesting against the non-implementation of the full minimum wage by the state government

Customers were stranded at the various banks in Makurdi following the picketing of the banks by union officials.

Some of the bank officials, who spoke under conditions of anonymity, sympathised with their customers while insisting that they were handicapped.

"There is nothing we can do; the NLC and TUC have stationed their staff in all the banks across board to ensure that we do not open.

"The only good thing for now is that our ATM's are functioning effectively and our staff have free access into the banks; so, we will continue to service the machines as much as we can.

"It is quite unfortunate that some of our customers do not have ATM and some wants to deposit huge amount of money and there is nothing we can do. We are losing a lot of money,’’ they said.


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