Sunday, June 21, 2015

Cutting of worker's salaries will be an invitation for war - Civil servants warn FG

The Federal Government has been warned by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, against cutting the salary of civil servants as part of its moves to reduce the cost of
governance.        
Sounding this warning yesterday in a statement issued by its National President and Secretary-General. 
Any attempt by the new government toreduce the salaries of workers will be viewed as an invitation for war by the labour movement. As we speak, many states owed civil servants bulk of monthly salaries and other rightful entitlements, yet these workers are expected to come to work by magic, feed their families, stay healthy, pay children school fees and rent,”the statement noted.
In its determination to scale down the
cost of governance owing to a drop in government revenue, the federal government is believed to be contemplating merging some ministries and government agencies and also seeking to cut workers’ salary. Some public officers have already claimed to have slashed their salaries by 50 per cent.

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