Saturday, 4 July 2015

NLC Revolts As Osun State Gov. Moves to Cut-down workers salaries

As Osun state Governor reportedly plans to slice the salaries of workers, the state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLA), has vowed to resist any attempt by government to reduce salaries of civil servants by 50 per cent.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen, the Osun State chairman of the NLC, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, after receiving information that 50 per cent of workers' salaries for January 2015 had been deposited in the bank by the government, said moves by the government to make any reduction in the salaries of workers would be resisted.

The civil servants, recalled, have been on strike for the past five weeks over non-payment of their eight-month salaries, but, earlier in the week, the government paid part of November and full December 2014 salary, promising to offset remaining backlog of salaries as soon as possible.

Though, the workers accepted the offer at a meeting held with the representatives of government, they, however, vowed not to resume until they were paid five-months salary arrears.

While chatting with journalists on Friday, Adekomi alleged that the state government was planning to cut salaries of workers on grade level 8-15 to 50 per cent while only workers on grade level 1-7 would get their full salaries
He contended that the NLC had not been officially informed of the new development, but stated that information gathered from government sources suggested there were plans to cut salaries.

Speaking in a remark, the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teacher (NUT) Comrade Amudah Wakeel, also said teachers would resist any plan to cut workers salaries.



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