Workers at the state and local government in Niger State have started a seven-day warning strike over the ‘ineptitude and failure’ of the state to guarantee their welfare.
The state’s council of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) took the decision at a State Executive Council (SEC) meeting at Labour House.
The council unions began their strike on March 3 while NLC and TUC at the state began theirs yesterday.
“All affiliate unions of NLC and TUC in Niger State are directed to proceed on Seven 7 Days Warning Strike effective midnight on Sunday, March 6, 2022”, the communique signed by Niger NLC Chairman Yakubu Garba said.
NLC stressed that the state must address all issues, lamenting that despite the appreciation in revenue, it had failed to defray outstanding debts of third-party deductions made from salaries of civil servants in favour of National Housing Fund, Endwell, cooperatives and unions.