Lafia -The Nasarawa State Joint Unions of Local Government Employees (JULGE) on Monday commenced on a three-day warning strike over unpaid salaries of members.
Mr Abdullahi Adeka, the State President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), told newsmen in Lafia that the workers were being owed two months’ salary arrears by the state government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that state chapters of NULGE, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), and Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) joined the strike.
Adeka said the government had not paid their August and September salaries.
“Apart from the salaries for those two months, workers at the local government level in the state have been receiving half salaries for the past four months.
“The government has left us with no other option than to embark on this warning strike to press home our demands, ’’he added.
He said the union had made several appeals to the government to pay the outstanding salaries but to no avail.
According to Adeka, payment of salaries in percentages and non-payment of salaries in the last two months has brought untold hardships to the workers.
He, however, indicated that the union would decide on the next line of action at the expiration of the three-day warning strike if nothing was done. (NAN)