Labour to Storm Imo State in Protest Over 20 Months Unpaid Salaries, others

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Nigerian Labour Congress Vows to Protest Worker Neglect in Imo State.

The Nigerian Labour Congress () has declared its intention to rally its members and descend upon Imo State on Wednesday, November 1, to voice their concerns regarding what they allege is the state government’s failure to prioritize workers’ welfare.

, , made this announcement during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday. Ajaero accused Governor Hope Uzodimma of disregarding previous agreements with the union, which included unresolved issues like the non-payment of 20 months’ salary arrears to workers.


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Furthermore, Ajaero claimed that the Imo State Government had been unjustly declaring workers and pensioners as ghost workers, leading to the withholding of their gratuities.

According to Ajaero’s revelations, approximately 10,000 pensioners have been wrongfully labeled as ghost pensioners, resulting in over 22 months of unpaid pensions. In addition, about 11,000 workers have been branded as ghost workers by the Imo State Government.


The NLC President also expressed his dismay at the state government’s non-compliance with the national minimum wage, highlighting that Governor Uzodimma has shown reluctance to engage in social dialogue and collective bargaining to address these issues.

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The looming protest in Imo State represents the NLC’s commitment to seeking justice and better working conditions for its members. It underscores the urgency of addressing the grievances and alleged neglect faced by workers and pensioners in the state.

As November 1 approaches, will be watching to see how this significant demonstration unfolds and whether it prompts the state government to take concrete steps to resolve the ongoing issues raised by the NLC.




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