Owerri - The Imo chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday gave the state government seven days to reverse its sacking of 5 000 workers from its 19 parastatal agencies.
Austin Chilakpu, the Chairman of Nigeria of the chapter, announced this at a news conference shortly after an emergency meeting with local government health workers in Owerri.
Chilakpu said that labour’s resolve to give the ultimatum followed reports from health workers that the government was allegedly using its agents to intimidate workers in their offices.
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Chilakpu added that labour leaders still disbelieved that the radio announcement sacking workers in the agencies came from government.
"Within seven days, if government failed to refute the announcement, we will now take it that the radio announcement came from government, and we will now know the next line of action to take.’’
It would be recalled that the government on January 17 announced sacking the workers.