In Nasarawa Government threatens to invoke 'no-work-no-pay' policy over strike

It advised members of the organized labour against intimidating those categories of workers from going about their lawful duties, and assured them of adequate security.

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Strike: Nasarawa Govt. threatens to invoke 'no-work-no-pay' policy

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Nasarawa State Government on Wednesday threatened to apply the “no-work-no-pay” policy if its workers failed to call off their industrial action.

The threat is contained in a statement issued in Lafia, signed by Mr Joseph Ancho, the State's Head of Civil Service.

"Government will soon implement the policy of ‘no-work- no- pay’ on the striking workers in the state in accordance with the law, if they remain at home,'' it said.

Government said workers needed to be reminded of the provision of the law that stipulated that workers on strike were not expected to be paid during the period of industrial action.

It quoted section 42 (1A) of the Trade Dispute Act 2004, which stated that, “where any worker takes part in a strike, he or she shall not be entitled to any wages or other remunerations in the period of the strike''.

Government also directed Permanent Secretaries, Directors and casual workers to report to their respective offices as they were not members of any union.

It advised members of the organized labour against intimidating those categories of workers from going about their lawful duties, and assured them of adequate security.

Meanwhile, the organised labour has directed its members to embark on a one-day fasting and prayer for God's intervention in the on-going strike action.

Mr Abdullahi Adeka, Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state told newsmen in Lafia, that the situation in the state required Devine intervention.

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