Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Plateau NLC directs workers to begin strike

11 December 2012, 07:47

Plateau - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Plateau has directed workers in the state to commence total strike on Dec. 11 in sympathy with their Local Government counterparts.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the council workers had been on strike since March to press for the payment of the N18, 000 national minimum wage.

This is contained in a statement signed by the state NLC Chairman, Mr Jubril Bancir, in Jos on Monday.

It stated that NLC and TUC attention had been drawn to a purported court order from the National Industrial Court, Abuja.

``Labour wishes to emphasise here that neither NLC/TUC headquarters nor the state council have been served the said court order.

``It has not equally been placed in any of the aforementioned offices of our affiliates or any quarter.

``We, therefore, call on all workers and the general public to remain resolute to the ongoing mobilisation.

``The strike will hold as planned on Dec. 11 after the expiration of the deadline of Dec. 10,’’ it stated.

NAN reports that both the Joint Task Force (JTF) and the police had in separate statements claimed that they were served with a court order, stopping labour from embarking on the strike.

They had insisted that it would be inimical to the rule of law for labour to insist on the strike in the face of the order and a blow to the fragile peace in the state.

However, both the JTF and the police assured of adequate security for law abiding citizens of the state.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah.
Liberia: Between Ebola And the ty...

The Sirleaf reign as president, as her stint in America’s big corp, has been tainted with allegations of corruption and nepotism and now with the Ebola epidemic.  Read more...

Submitted by
MARTIN BECK NWORAH
I am sorry

There is always a point in one's life when you'll sit down,shut your outer thoughts and meditate on the things that really matter. Read more...

Submitted by
Ajayi Osahenoma
Heaven and hell

There are two place we all are heading to, Heaven or hell, these two are matters of choice. Read more...

Submitted by
Omorogbe Dan Endurance
Change dear universe

Everything that’s happening in the universe today, are happening as a result of our actions, what we are doing and what we are not doing. Read more...

Submitted by
Chidi Anyaehie
What is Faan up to?

Since the exit of the former aviation minister Stella Odua, FAAN has constituted themselves into another NCS, but that's not all. Read more...

Submitted by
SAMUEL UFOT EKEKERE
Time for change: Now or later

Even amongst people of little or no spiritual attributes, there is a strong tendency towards waiting. Read more...