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Labour support strikes in states over unpaid salaries

25 May 2015, 17:26

Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress has thrown its weight behind the proposed strikes embarked on by some workforce in various states over backlog of unpaid salaries by some of the outgoing governors, Vanguard reports.

Some state branches of the NLC had threatened to embark on an indeifinite strike and join Plateau State that had gone on strike following the inability of some of the state governors whose tenures expire this week to pay workers salaries for several months.

Also read: Strike imminent in 18 states over unpaid salaries

Some of the states that had threatened to commence strike this week include Bauchi, Osun, Cross River and some local government areas in Rivers State.

General Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson said that though the strike was not declared by the national leadership of labour union, the states that have decided to proceed on strike have the backing of the national body.

Read more at Vanguard

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