The Chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Uchenna Obigwe, said the organised labour in Abia had issued a seven-day ultimatum to the state government ahead of an imminent strike over the unpaid arrears of workers’ salaries and allowances in the state.
The ultimatum was contained in a statement jointly issued in Umuahia on Friday by NLC, Joint Negotiationg Council and Trade Union Congress.
The group said that the ultimatum was a prelude to an impending strike.
It warned that labour should not be held responsible “for any breach of industrial peace and harmony in the state,” should government fail to address their concerns at the expiration of the ultimatum.
“A labourer deserves his wages,” it stated, adding that the organised labour was not satisfied with the “sectoral pattern of payment of workers’ salaries in the state since the inception of the present administration.”
It also stated that the unwholesome development “has placed an average worker in the state in a beggarly position economically.”