Abia Workers Begin Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Abia State civil servants have complied with the directive of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and embarked on indefinite industrial action.

Information Nigeria learnt that the strike commenced Tuesday morning, with most offices under lock and key.

The NLC strike enforcement team led by the Chairman, Paschal Nweke were however seen loitering, placing banners and flags on some government offices to indicate the ongoing strike and to ensure compliance.

Meanwhile, the State-owned radio station, Broadcasting Corporation of Abia, BCA had earlier announced it would be offering “skeletal services beginning Tuesday.”

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Nweke who addressed newsmen at Library Avenue, disclosed workers would remain at home until they received salary alerts for their services.

“We are on strike for non-payment of salaries, pensions, leave allowances and minimum wage.

“We met with the State government and had some agreement but they have not done anything.

“They are still receiving allocations so they should pay us. The strike is total.

”We can’t stop this strike until we start getting our alerts,” the NLC Chairman said.