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Zamfara State Government workers begins indefinite strike today

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

On Monday, Zamfara State government workers embarked on an indefinite strike for the failure of the government to meet their demands.

The state government workers had given a 21-day ultimatum to meet their demands or face industrial action.

Bashir Mafara, the Zamfara State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), announced the strike decision after a joint meeting of the affiliated unions in Gusau, the state capital.

According to him, the workers in the state are faced with problems which include failure to pay salaries of 1,400 recruited by the government more than two years ago. He also said that other problems are nonpayment of backlog of pension and gratuities, nonpayment of minimum wage to primary school teachers and local government employees as well as nonpayment of annual salary increment.

Consequently, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, had decided to declare an indefinite strike from today September 12.

He added that the action was aimed at improving the worker welfare and development of Zamfara State.

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