The Rivers State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has threatened to embark on a total and indefinite strike after the COVID-19, pandemic in the state. This is due to unresolved matters with the state government led by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Chairperson of the NLC in the state, Comrade Beatrice Itubo made this known in a statement, today in Port Harcourt. She called on civil servants to brace up with for the fight of their lives with the state government.
Itubor blasted Governor Wike for being insensitive to the plights of civil servants and pensioners in the state. According to reports, the call for the proposed strike will be the second call by the congress. The first call earlier scheduled to hold on March was called off, for reasons best known to the council
The chairperson alleged that no civil servant has been promoted for years, noting that the promotion of civil servants by the previous administration was cancelled.
The statement noted that the reasons for the strike includes; failure of the government to pay the 30 percent minimum wage, inability to pay gratuity and pensions, lack of promotion amongst others.