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Friday, 18 March 2016

Imo Workers Cry Over 30 percent Salary Cut


Imo Workers are lamenting over the shortfall of 30 percent in their monthly  salaries.

Their pay was deducted  for the month of January 2016 which has attracted widespread outrage.

The workers complains is coming barely few days they were issued cheques for their salaries.

Last week,  the Joint  Negotiating Committee made up of representatives of labour and the State government had explained that both the monthly  allocation from the federation account and Internal Generated Revenue was not enough to pay workers their full salaries.

Austin Chilakpu,  the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NWC,  had said last month that the shortfall of 30 percent will be sorted out when the revenue of the State increase.

Despite the explanations of the Committee, some of the workers were enraged when they received their salary with a 30 percent Shortfall.

At the State Secretariat, Owerri,  some of the workers were seen in groups lamenting over the situation, stressing that if the situation is not reversed they may be forced to embark on strike.

Some of them accused the leadership of Labour in the State of double standard and compromising the welfare of the  workers.

At Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo,  the workers there are threatening to compel the school authorities to use school fees paid by the students to offset the balance of their salaries vowing to shut down the institution  if the school authorities  fail to comply.

At the Imo State University,  the school staff under the aegis of Academic Staff Union Of Universities rose from it's Congress and vowed to take further action after the convocation of over 50,000 students to be held soon.

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