Unpaid salaries: Plateau NLC to embark on indefinite strike May 4

Jonah JangThe Plateau State chapters of Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Negotiating Council have given Governor Jonah Jang a seven-day strike notice.

They vowed that if the governor failed to meet their demands, they will embark on indefinite strike action from Monday, May 4.

The NLC, in January, issued a 21-day strike notice and later a 14-day notice to Jang for unpaid salaries.

The union said the proposed strike could only be averted if the state government cleared the backlog of arrears it owed workers since last year.

A statement yesterday in Jos, the state capital, by the union’s Acting Secretary, Izang Francis Atsen, said: “The workers will down tools at the expiration of the ultimatum, from May 4, having exhausted all avenues for an amicable settlement.

“I am directed to inform you that the council, having reviewed the 14-day notice of Jan. 15, for which government has been pleading for understanding; yet, till now, workers have not received any salaries”.

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