From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) Plateau State chapter have called on civil servants in the state to begin a one week warning strike over alleged delay in the promotion of workers and non payment of their salaries as at when due.
A press release issued on Thursday in Jos, by NLC Chairman, Comrade Eugene Manji, and Secretary, Badung Dalyop, jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary, JNPSNC, Comr. Titus Malau and Timothy Gopep respectively said government has been adamant over its plight, therefore, they will resort to industrial action.
According to JNPSNC, government have deliberately refused to constitute a negotiating team which should have implemented the promotion of persons who are due for promotion since early this year, but are yet to be promoted.
Part of the demands of the workers is non implementation of salary structure in the state by government.
The unions noted with regret that government failed in responding to thier demands through writing as directed by the union since July this year.
The press release also revealed that monthly salaries are currently not been paid as at when due, thereby suffering the poor workers who according to the union officials are faced with economic challenges.
The union revealed further that two weeks after giving notices of an industrial action government still ignored its warnings.
JNPSNC, in conjunction with NLC therefore, have asked workers to embark on a one week warning strike, commencing from December 11-16, 2022, to force government respond to their yearnings.