LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Plateau State Government workers have commenced an indefinite strike after the failure of Government to meet their demands.
The action was declared in a notice of strike issued by State Joint Negotiating Council on 10 May, in Jos.
The notice, jointly signed by Plateau State JNC Chairman, Titus Malau, and Secretary, Timothy Gopep, said the strike followed the expiration of four days extension of the earlier seven days ultimatum given to the government.
According to the Council, the industrial action became necessary after the state government had exhausted the four days extension of the earlier seven days ultimatum given to pay salaries and other entitlements it owed workers in the state.
“It is evidently clear that the Government has not shown enough commitment to address the issues as presented in our charter of demands before its tenure expires, as earlier promised.
“However, following a joint meeting between the JNC and Nigerian Labour Congress/Trade Union Congress leadership, it was resolved that an indefinite strike action be declared”, the notice read.
It also stated that the action was imperative since the government had reneged in fulfilling its own part of the agreement despite a series of promises.
“We are, therefore, directing all our affiliate unions that strike commenced from midnight of 10 May, 2023,” it added, while also urging all members and affiliate unions to strictly follow and obey the directive as any contravention of the directive would attract severe sanctions.