Union cancels May Day celebration in Kogi over Workers Welfare

(Last Updated On: 2017-04-30)



Nahimat Adekoga

Labour in Kogi State has cancelled this year’s May Day celebration to express its displeasure over what it called government’s handling of members’ welfare.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka and his Trade Union Congress, (TUC), counterpart, Comrade Ojo Ronti, announced the cancellation in a statement issued in Lokoja.

According to the union, there was no reason to celebrate as workers and pensioners have been experiencing hardship in the past 14 months due to the non-payment of salaries and pensions.

They explained that the non-payment of salaries to a large number of workers and pensioners have destroyed the civil service and the workforce.

The labour leaders also expressed dissatisfaction with the non-release of the report of the staff screening review and appeal committee to the union to study and come up with its observations and position.

They faulted the claims by some government aides on social media that all workers have been paid their salaries.

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