Unions in Imo State have ordered the start of an eight-day warning strike in the state.
The warning strike that begins today, Monday, December 21, 2020, according to a press release signed by Labor State President and Secretary Austin Chilakpo and Ken Onwuemeodo respectively, was aimed at putting pressure on their demand on the issue of accumulated wage arrears. , installment payment and underpayment of salaries and pensions.
The statement further revealed that other issues include the conclusion of negotiations and implementation of the minimum wage of N30,000 and the return to the salary and pension pay system through the Office of the Accountant General under the supervision of the head of department.
It further reads: “The unions also reject the extension of the service of retired permanent secretaries and the non-remittance of contributions to state industrial unions.
“The rest concerns the end of the use of consultants for the payment of salaries and pensions, the start of the promotion exercise and the implementation of the 2014 promotion exercise in parastatal enterprises.”
He urged all Imo workers to comply with the directive.
Meanwhile, state governor Senator Hope Uzodinma on Sunday called on workers to return home and guard against the resurgence of Covid-19, leaving politicians and permanent secretaries behind.