The Joint Labour Union (JLU) in Kano has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Kano State Government to pay back the money deducted from May 2020 Salaries of workers in the state.
Threatening industrial actions, the union after a meeting in Kano issued a Communiqué saying that the action of the governor has clearly violated the agreement of 2019 and should be quickly reversed.
Also urging the government to immediately implement fully the N30,000 minimum wage and also settle unpaid arrears or face the consequences, starting with a seven-day warning strike, The NLC State Chairman, Kabiru Ado Minjibir who read the communiqué said that when they heard about the planned deduction from workers’ salaries, they warned government against it, but they were silent and went ahead to do it.
“Therefore, we reject in its entirety the illegal and illogical deductions from workers’ salaries in the month of May, 2020 and call on the government to respect the collective bargaining agreement reached between the government and the Labour on consequential adjustment arising from N30,000 minimum wage law implementation in December 2019 and stop further deductions unconditionally.
The NLC also demanded immediate payment of April-November 2019 arrears to all categories of civil servants in the state in line with the agreement reached between government and labour (JNC) in December 2019 on consequential adjustment.
The meeting still in session is demanding the refund of relativity allowances to all entitled and affected members in the state for the month of May 2020 and to stop further deductions in order to respect the agreement reached in May 2018.
Kabiru Ado Minjibir warned that, “Failure by the Kano State government to meet the stipulated demands by the organized labour, within the given 14 days which starts from Wednesday, 27 May 2020 to Monday 15th June 2020, the union will have no option than to embark on a seven-day warning strike. “