Friday, April 24, 2015

Workers shut down A’Ibom assembly complex

Workers in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly on Thursday started a three-day warning strike.
The strike followed the alleged refusal of the state government to honour the agreement it reached with the workers’ union on the payment and implementation of a new consolidated salary structure.  
The aggrieved workers blocked the assembly gates with plantain leaves and other objects, preventing visitors from gaining access to the assembly complex.
The PASAN chairman said lawmakers in the state had refused to look into the demand and plight of the workers after a series of meetings between the union and the assembly.
He named some of the workers’ demands to include the payment of outfit allowance and the implementation of the new consolidated salary scheme.
He stated that at the end of the three-day strike, if the government failed to yield to the request of the workers, the union would embark on an indefinite industrial action.
The AKHA Speaker, Sam Ikon, could not be reached for comments on some of the issues raised by the workers as calls made to his telephone line indicated that it had been switched off.

Punch

3 comments :

  1. Why is it that the government always fails to keep to their promises? WHY???
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  2. Why is it that the government always fails to keep to their promises? WHY???
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  3. I tire oo@Alabeeke, please tell them

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