The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in consultations with the State Joint Public Negotiation Council (JNC), in Cross River State, are commencing a statewide industrial action on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to press home their 14-point demands.
In a statement issued by the labour unions on Monday in Calabar, all state and local government workers were asked to “Down tools to press home our demands.
“Dear comrades, whereas an enlarged congress of organised labour, met on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Nigerian Civil Service Union (NCSU) Secretariat, where it deliberated on the many issues, troubling the workers of Cross River State; whereas the Congress, after extensive deliberation, resolved that all the workers in the state and local government should down tools to press home our grievances. Workers are hereby called upon to stay at home, from Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
“Comrades stay at home until you hear from us,” the labour unions said.
Recall that in their October 7, 2021, congress, the workers summed up a total of 14-point demands, including implementation of promotions to both state and local government workers, none’ remittance of deductions from workers salaries, full implementation of the minimum wage to both state and local government workers, none implementation of full 27.5 per cent teachers enhancement allowance, stoppage of tax exemption and allowance for teachers, payment of hazard allowances for medical and health workers, the inclusion of all staff employed but not yet patrolled by the state, amongst other demands.
Cross River is to be on a shut down from October 12, 2021, as a result of the strike.
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