Imo labour embarks on an 8-day warning strike over maltreatment

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The organized labour in Imo state has ordered his members to embark on an eight-day warning strike.

According to a press release signed by the state labour Chairman, Austin Chilakpo, and secretary, Ken Onwuemeodo, the strike commences today, Monday, December 21, 2020, statting it was to press home their demand on the issue of salary arrears accumulated, underpayment of salaries and pensions, and staggered payment.

The release also disclosed that other issues include the conclusion of the negotiation and implementation of minimum wage of N30,000 and return to payroll system of salaries and pensions through the Accountant-General’s office and supervised by the Head of Service.

It further reads, “the organized labour equally rejects the extension of service for retired Permanent Secretaries and non-remittance of check-off dues to the industrial unions in the state.

“The rest are stoppage in use of consultants for payment of salaries and pensions, the commencement of promotion exercise and implementation of 2014 promotion exercise in the parastatals.”

It urged all Imo workers to comply with the directive and embark on the strike.

Meanwhile, the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has asked the workers to go home and protect themselves against the rise of Covid-19, leaving only political appointees and Permanent Secretaries.

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