The Labour side of the Taraba State Join Public Service Negotiation Council has issued a one week ultimatumfor indefinite strike action following what it described as government continued silence on the signing and implementation of the 30,000,00 naira New National Minimum Wage and its consequential adjustment in the state.
In bulletin number two issued to workers in the state which was signed by the state chairperson of the Council W.H.Y. Kwanchi and state secretary Tukura A.Taji, the council, after its extra ordinary meeting directed all Taraba State workers, Local Government employees and teachers inclusive to embark on indefinite strike
action from Wednesday 7th October, 2020.
The new minimum wage became a law for Nigeria last year April after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the law into effect, however, some states in the county including Taraba are yet to implement it.
Several meetings have been held between Labour leadership in the state and government representatives on modalities of how to implement the new wage and halt industrial dispute but the meetings didn’t provide fruitful results.
The council also called on the workers to disregard all forms of threat by government in its effort to weaken the struggle for the implementation of the new wage and its consequential adjustment.
It further advised workers who choose to seat on fence to make a wise decision by joining the struggle for the benefits of
all civil servants adding that only state chairperson of the council and it secretary would sign a bulletin or media announcement for the suspension or calling off the strike.