The civil service workers in Anambra State on Monday susceptible an industrial action against the state government over new minimum wage.
The workers were disappointed by the state governor, Willie Obiano, who promised to pay the new minimum wage in January, and it was not reflected in their salary as agreed by both parties.
The Anambra State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, at a press conference in Awka on Monday gave the governor a 14-day ultimatum to address the issue of the approved minimum wage or face industrial action.
The decision was taken after an emergency meeting of the labour leaders in the state, led by the NLC Chairman, Jerry Nnubia
Others at the meeting included:
The Chairman Joint Negotiating Council, Benson Jibike;
TUC Chairman, Ifeanyi Okechukwu;
Acting Sec/Sec ASCSN, Alex Ebi;
Secretary NULGE, Segun Netufo.
There was a letter issued at the end of the meeting that frowned at the decision by the government of Anambra State not to pay the new wage.
The communiqué read in part “Consequent upon this, the organized Labour hereby gives the Anambra State government 14 days ultimatum with effect from Tuesday, February 4, 2020, to implement the agreement on the new minimum wage reached with the organized labour.”
“If at the end of this Ultimatum, the government fails to properly implement the new minimum wage as agreed between the government and labour, the organized labour in Anambra State may no longer guarantee the industrial peace presently existing in the state.”