PLATEAU WORKERS REFUTE MAY-DAY CELEBRATION, MOBILISE FOR STRIKE

The Plateau state workers under the umbrella of the  Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC)  Plateau state chapter has turned-back against the usual epoch may-day celebration in the state.
The NLC chairman comrade Jibrin Bancir  extended  a hand of fellowship to the incoming regime of Bar. Simon Lalong advising them to begin reconciliation amongst plateau people and should take a critical look at the plight of workers in the state.
Bancir decries that, their future has been destroyed by a few who saw the workers as an enemy that should be left to survive under harsh conditions of service.
The NLC boss said,”our members have remained unshaken even in the face of deprivation by government ,they endured lack in the midst of plenty ,we didn’t allow the pains to translate in to violence as they (government) suppressed our reactions”.
Comrade Jibrin Bancir emphasised that those issues affecting the workers welfare in plateau state include; outstanding arrears of minimum wage ,non release of promotions of our members,consistent lack of payment of salaries of our members, even when it is apparent that the funds are available, non implementation of minimum wage to local government and primary school employers.
According to him, the 2012 outstanding leave and transport grant (LTG) ,non payment of gratuity and pension to retirees of both state ,LG and primary school employees,non remittance of National Housing Fund (NHF) for six months deducted from their salaries in 2013 , non completion of biometric exercise within the stipulated period.
“Fellow comrades,we have no doubt kept. Faith with democracy over the years , for the unity of our great country Nigeria unfortunately the Jang administration take advantage of this humility to punished us”.
Adding that, today we are supposed to be happy!. But because of the numerous things on ground affecting  workers on the plateau we are denied of this opportunities”, he explain.
Madam Nanyi Ayuba noted that ,”if you look at my right arm you will see a black piece tide round my hand which symbolized that we are mourning today”.
The Chairman maintain that, having critically studied the situation that they have been placed under;
“I here by direct all affiliated unions and workers to commence mobilizations for strike action at the expiration of our ultimatum by Monday 4,2015 midnight”

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