Workers in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, have embarked on an indefinite strike to demand for the payment of salaries, gratuity and pension to retirees for over five months as well as promotions of workers.
The leadership of organised industrial union in the state has mobilised all affiliate unions to embark on the industrial action until government yields to its demand and pay all salaries owed the workers.
The organised labour in the state, comprising Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council, have therefore paralysed all government activities.
The Plateau State Head of Service, Ezekiel Dalyop, explained that the dwindling revenue allocation from the Federal Government has been the major challenge which has affected payment of salaries and other emoluments due to workers in the state.
With few weeks to the end of the Jonah Jang administration and the adamant posture of organised labour in Plateau State, there seems to be no meeting point until the incoming administration wades into the matter which invariably means that the public service sector is paralysed for now.
The workers believe they have to drive the point home by embarking on the industrial action at this time in order to attract the attention of the incoming administration to their plight.