Niger Civil Servants shutdown State over Minimum Wage, Others

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

Civil Servants in Niger State will today commence an indefinite strike following government’s failure to implement the new N30,000 Minimum wage.

The workers are also demanding a “consequential adjustment” of their salaries based on the new wages and the payment of accumulated salary arrears.

The Organized Labour had given a 21-day ultimatum to Niger state government to meet those demands or face strike action.

At the expiration of the ultimatum on Monday, leadership of the workers union directed a shutdown of industrial activities starting Tuesday.

A statement jointly signed by State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Yakubu Garba and Chairman of Trade Union Congress, Mr. Tanimu Yunusa says the shutdown will continue until government addresses all the issues.

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