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Imo government asks NLC not to protest sack of workers

08 February 2016, 17:32

Imo - Imo State Government has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress to shelve their planned strike over the sack of 3 000 workers of the civil service.

The state government pleaded with the state and national leadership of the union to consider the long standing cordial relationship existing between them and drop their planned shutdown of the state.

Labour had threatened to shutdown the state if Governor Rochas Okorocha refuses to recall the over 3 000 workers of the 19 parastatals, agencies and departments, which he summarily sacked recently.

Also read: NLC threatens to shut down Imo over sacked workers

Governor Okorocha asked with the national leadership of the NLC to advise the leadership of the NLC in the state to honour their invitations to participate in the high-powered 18-member committee set up to review the cases of the staff affected by the suspension in question.

The Committee set up by the state governor comprises the state NLC Chairman, the Trade Union Congress, TUC Chairman, the State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA), and the Chairman of National Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, as members.

Others chosen from labour unions are the Representative of Magistrates Association of Nigeria, Representative of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Imo State University, IMSU, Imo Polytechnic, Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Chairman of Imo State branch of Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, and representative of the Judiciary Service Union of Nigeria, JUSUN.

The state government is alleged to be owing workers of the state’ agencies including Imo State Water Corporation and Imo State Transport Company, between three and 15 months salaries and other benefits.

Source: Vanguard

- News 24


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