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Imo workers down tools over unpaid salaries

28 July 2015, 17:11

Imo - Labour unions Imo state have declared an indefinite strike by civil servants in the state over unpaid salaries, Vanguard reports.

Labour said the strike, which commenced on Tuesday, became inevitable following the inability of the outgoing administration to honour its earlier promise to pay the arrears.

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, Austen Chilakpu, all workers were ordered to remain in their respective homes until otherwise directed by the union leaders.

Also read: Unpaid salaries: Workers in Osun down tools

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.

Read more at Vanguard

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