Strike: Nasarawa Govt Insists On ‘No Work, No Pay’, As Strike Enters Week Two

Nasarawa State, has insisted that it will implement the ‘No work, No Pay’ policy on the striking workers in the state, since they refused to go back to work.

The No work and no work, order was contained in a statement issued after an emergency state executive meeting, held at Government House, Lafia, yesterday.

It would be recalled that the Organised Labour in Nasarawa went on strike two weeks ago, specifically on the 15th of June, 2021, to press home their demands for outstanding promotions and other issues.

All efforts by traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state to broker peace between Government and Labour, failed, while the strike continued two weeks running.

Meanwhile, arising from an emergency meeting yesterday, government expressed concern on the misleading information in the press releases issued by the Labour Unions.

A statement signed by Alhaji Musa Dangana, Chairman Civil Service Commission in the state, government said it would not condone the excesses of the organised labour.

“Having appraised the situation and the negative tendencies it portends to the vision and mission of the present Administration in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the people, the meeting resolved as follows”

“That Government shall not be distracted from its commitment to embark on meaningful projects”

“That in view of its negative impact, Government shall on no account borrow to pay salaries, considering that doing so will further burden the state economy and the attendant consequences of mortgaging the future of the state”

“That Government maintains its stand on the No-Work-No-Pay order. Accordingly, salaries for the month of June, 2021 shall be paid based on the attendance registers, therefore, willing workers are enjoined to resume duties immidiately;

“That Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) should submit valid attendance registers for the month of June, 2021 to the Office Head of Civil Service through their Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executive Officers;

“That essential services, such as health and water supply shall be rendered to the citizenry and any form of interference shall be dealt-with appropriately; and

“That Security Agencies are enjoined to continue to protect and safeguard all Government establishments in the State”

“That Government is not opposed to the removal of the clause in
dispute, but that it will not hesitate to revert to the present salary
template on the event of “substantial shortfall” from the Federation
Accounts Allocation to the State” the statement said.

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