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NULGE threatens strike over minimum wage in Ekiti

01 August 2012, 11:09

Ekiti - Local government employees in Ekiti State have given the state government 14 days ultimatum to pay the N19, 300 minimum wage or they will go on strike.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday.

The statement signed by the Secretary of the union, Mr Victor Adebayo, said that the state government had promised to pay the sum of N19, 300 to all the workers in its employment since December 2011.

The workers decried the inability of the government to pay the health workers at the third tier of government their allowances, especially in line with the Consolidated Health Service Scale (CONHESS) and Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) since 18 months ago.

They noted with concern that the government had ignored all their entreaties by not inviting them for discussion on how the new salary would be paid to the NULGE members.

``Instead, various punishments had been meted out to the workers for demanding for their dues; after all it is not a sin to work in the service of a local government of a state.

``Instead of government acceding to our demand by paying us  the new salary, government has been ordering us to go for verification and unfortunately this particular exercise has even claimed the lives of some of our members.’’



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