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Strike: Nasarawa gov Sule invokes no-work-no-pay policy

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Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has invoked the ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy as workers begin indefinite strike in the state.

Organised Labour in the state on Tuesday began an indefinite industrial action to press home their demand for full implementation of N30,000 national minimum wage, implementation of staff promotion among others.

The governor’s directive is contained in a statement signed by Mr Muhammad Ubandoma-Aliyu, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and made available to newsmen in Lafia, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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The governor also directed Permanent Secretaries to open attendance registers in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure effective implementation of the ‘no work no pay’ policy.

He said the government had also taken a position to seek legal interpretation of the action of the Organised Labour through the Industrial Court.

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According to the statement, the governor also directed security agencies to deploy their personnel to man all MDAs in the state in order to avert the breakdown of law and order.

He observed with concern that officials of the union in the state denied workers who were unwilling to join the strike access to their offices.

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The governor, however, expressed the government’s willingness to continue to dialogue with the organised labour with a view to finding amicable solutions to their grievances.

He, therefore, commended members and officials of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) for refusing to participate in the strike.

 

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