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Ebonyi Workers Jettison Planned Strike

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Uka Felix, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, survived planned

industrial action by civil servants in the state with the appointment of the former governor, Sam Egwu, as the negotiator between the state

government and the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Ebonyi State chapter.

The workers, who had been insisting on payment of minimum wage by the

Umahi-led administration had slated to embark on strike from Tuesday, July 21, 2015. They however decided to sheet their sword following pleas by Umahi,

stakeholders in the state, who advanced reasons of the down turn of the

economy to ask that the workers should consider the current situation

and give the administration the benefit of the doubt as it concerns

increment in the wages.

The re-negotiation committee to be led by Senator Egwu is made up of 29 other members, with Rev. Fr. Abraham Nwali as the Secretary.

Setting up of the committee followed proposal of ex-governor Egwu that the insistence of the NLC chairman in the state, Ikechukwu

Nwafor, that the workers would not shift grounds was not in the interest of the state hence he asked that the situation be reviewed as

to come up with realistic position on the matter.

The immediate past administration of Chief Martin Elechi had about

three months to the end of his tenure increased the salaries of the workers by 50 per cent at the peak of political wrangling between

Elechi and Umahi whose bid to succeed Elechi was challenged by Elechi.