The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) have staged a protest in Owerri, Imo State capital, against the alleged retrenchment of workers and salary cut of workers by the state government.
The NLC, led by its National President, Ayuba Waba, on Wednesday, demanded that the government pay the salaries of some parastatals.
The workers matched through the streets of Owerri, causing traffic gridlock and carrying various placards at the Nigerian Medical Association Complex along Port Harcourt road.
Mr Waba assured the workers that the leadership of the NLC would support them and ensure that they got what they deserved from the state government.
He added that the association would ensure that the government would not sack any worker.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Uche Nwosu, who spoke to reporters, said that the report was false.
Mr Nwosu debunked allegations of retrenching any worker nor slashing the salaries of workers in the state.
“The government has not intimidated or harassed any staff in the course of their duty,” he stressed.
He said that some policies of the government relating to workers were to make the state more viable in the face of the present economic situation in Nigeria.
Mr Nwosu, however, called on labour leaders to verify the authenticity of the said issues before casting aspersions on the government.
The Labour Union and the State Government had held a closed door meeting to find a way of resolving the issue at hand, amicably.