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Bauchi workers threaten strike over unpaid salaries

07 May 2015, 16:02

Bauchi - The Bauchi State chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has given Governor Isa Yuguda six-day ultimatum to settle all unpaid salaries or face indefinite strike.

The state chairman of the NLC, Hashimu Gital, gave the ultimatum in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday in Bauchi.

The statement said the government owned workers two months’ salaries; March 2014 and April 2015.

It warned that if the government failed to meet its demand, labour would embark on indefinite strike.

"The leadership of organised labour in Bauchi State met on May 6, 2015 and resolved to communicate to Bauchi State Government the following:

"That payment of outstanding salaries of March 2014 and April 2015 should be made on or before May 12, 2015.

"Failure to meet this demand will lead to withdrawal of services of workers indefinitely until the salaries are paid, the statement added".

In his reaction, the state Head of Service, Abdon Gin, said that the workers were owed only April 2015 salary.

He explained that government and organised labour had reached a compromise that the March 2014 salary would be paid in installment.

He said that the government and labour were negotiating to resolve the issue before the May 12 deadline.



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