The Niger State Arm of The Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria and Nigeria Civil Service Union of the National Emergency Management Agency Unit, Kicked off an indefinite strike today.
The bodies disclosed that the reason behind the strike is the failure of management to adhere to public service rules.
The Treasurer of The Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria, ASCSN, Hajiya Hasfat Shuiabu, confirmed this development today.
Several workers belonging to these two bodies were in the Minna Office displaying placards.
The inscriptions on the placards include; “Mustapha Maihaja must go”, “Mustapha we are tired of aluta”, “pay our claims or resign, enough is enough”,“No hazard allowance, no life assurance cover”, “Who will die next”, “No promotion exercise”, “Give us training it is statutory”, “Maihaja is an electrician, we are humanitarian”.
Shuaibu added that “there were monthly unauthorised payments to certain categories of staff without due process.”
She noted that “the letters were copied to the office of the President, Vice President, Head of Service, President of Senate, Minister of Labour, House of Representatives Department of State Services, Army and other critical stakeholders.”
“The national secretariat wrote to declare three days warning strike and the Head of Service wrote the Minister of Labour to intervene.”
“We had a meeting with labour minister and reached an agreement with a time frame of two weeks to meet our demand.”
“The two weeks elapses and nothing was done another three weeks was given for payment of our allowances which elapsed on Oct. 17, that is why we are embarking on the strike,” she said.
She concluded by revealing that “a staff meeting was held with the management of the agency to address the failure of the management to adhere to financial regulation and public service rule and in the process, the unit Vice Chairman and the unit Treasurer were posted outside the headquarters. “
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