LAGOS – Workers of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) Lagos, on Thursday embarked on an indefinite strike over non-payment of 18 months arrears of promotion.

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LAGOS – Workers of Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) Lagos, Thursday embarked an indefinite strike over non-payment of 18 arrears of .
Union’s Chairperson, Mrs Toyin Shokunbi, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Lagos strike, which commenced 30, was .
workers’ strike was carried out under aegis of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE),
Shokunbi said the strike was as a result of the non-payment of the 2013 arrears; non-payment of the Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS); and victimisation of union leaders.
She said the decision to go strike was taken at the level, adding that the management of NCMM had not responded to their demands.
“The management has not shown enough commitment toward the realisation of CONRAISS spite of the that the Institute of Archaeology and Museum Studies have been enjoying it for over two years.
“We condemn totality the continued victimisation of the union leaders and the incessant threat to their lives, all an attempt to weaken AUPCTRE as a union NCMM,“ Shokunbi said.
The chairperson said the coordinating committee held a and resolved that the industrial action was inevitable.
“The resolved that the suspended union leaders or those transferred should be recalled back and their entitlements paid.
“The 2013 arrears should be paid on or before July 31.
“The strike continues indefinitely and will only be suspended if our welfare is addressed,’’ she told NAN.
Shokunbi advised the government to reintroduce the of direct labour in order to engage all employees and unions for the economy to grow.
The union members held placards with the inscriptions: “give us our rights’; “ us our entitlements’’; and “ us our 18 arrears’’.
The gates of the museum were under lock as staff and visitors were denied entrance. (NAN)