The Organised Labour in Nasarawa State has declared an indefinite strike.
Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, Yusuf Iya said the indefinite strike took off on Tuesday June 14.
Speaking at the Labour House in Lafia, the state capital, Iya disclosed that the decision was reached after the state executive council held a meeting on Tuesday. He said they are demanding the implementation of promotions which they say have lingered for over a decade, implementation of annual increments, training among others.
The State NLC Chairman said;
“You would recall that after the 21-day and seven-day ultimatums we issued elapsed on Wednesday, June 9 2021 and we are supposed to commence three days warning strike, but stayed action due to the intervention of the traditional rulers.
“In view of that, the Organised Labour held an emergency meeting today Monday, 14th June 2021 and resolved that, since all the necessary protocols were followed in order to pursue our legitimate demands from the government to see the need to pay the last tranche of August 2016, implement our promotions of over a decade and conclude the national minimum wage negotiation, but which turns futile.
“The Organize Labour therefore enjoined all workers to proceed on indefinite strike action as from Tuesday 15th June, 2021 immediately until an amicable resolution is reached with the Government on our demands.”