Labour Union Threatens To Go On Strike In Abia State Over Salary Arrears

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is threatening to commence strike in Abia State on Friday over six-month unpaid salaries of civil servants by the state government.

The NLC President, Joseph Ajaero, revealed this during the inaugural meeting of the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the NLC on Monday in Abuja.

Ajaero said that the overlapping debt owed to workers by the Abia State Government made the union decide with the National Executive Council (NEC) to embark on a long-drawn protest in the state at the end of the 14 days warning given to the state.

The NLC had earlier served a notice of intention to stage what it described as “mother of all strikes” in Abia State in a letter dated 13th February and signed by the NLC president over the government’s alleged refusal to pay arrears of workers’ salaries and pension retirement benefits.