Nasarawa NULGE threatens strike action over entitlements

NULGE members

The union had earlier given a 21 ultimatum

Muhammad Ahmad

The Nasarawa state chapter of the National Union of Local government (NULGE) has threaten to down tool from July 2, 2013 if the state government failed to pay their entitlements.

The ultimatum which was contained in statement and signed by its President, Adamu Eladoga and Secretary, Koso Aga, and made available to newsmen in Lafia, list some of the their grievances to include: the non-implementation of annual increment, non- implementation of their promotion as well as the non-payment of their leave and transport grant.

Similarly, the union also complained about delay in the payment of salaries of local government workers; incessant staff auditing as well as the non conduct of local government election amongst others.

The union said most of the issues have lingered for over two years with the state government not showing any commitment.

The statement also indicated that the union had earlier given the state government a 21 day ultimatum on May 24, 2013 over the pending demands during a courtesy visit on state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Sani Yakubu, and that the ultimatum had expire on June 20.

“However, following the state executive council of the Union meeting on June 18, it was resolved that government should be reminded on the need to meet all the demands so extended the ultimatum by another 7 working day from June 24 to elapse on July 2, 2013.”

“At the expiration of this period if government did not respond to workers’ demands, the union shall be compelled to take any action deem necessary,”.

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