Labour insists on strike as Al-makura adamant on salary cut

THE organised labour in Nasarawa State comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has vowed to continue with its one month strike following government insistence on 50 per cent salary cut.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura had told the national leadership of the organised labour that he will not go back on his decision to reduce workers salary, citing economic downturn as a reason.

The governor told the Ayuba Waba led NLC that, its state chapter were being economical with the truth on the real percentage cut from their salaries and advised the national leadership to advise its state chapter to return back to work.

Speaking Tribune Online on phone, the NLC chairman, Comrade Abdullahi Adeka, said since the government are insisting on salary cut workers in the state would have to continue with the strike.

Abdullahi maintained that workers in the state would not return back to work until the state government change its position on the reduction of workers salary.

He added that, it’s wrong for salaries to be adjusted when the country is currently witnessing serious inflation that could make workers earnings have less purchasing powers.