The Abia State Chairman of the United Labour Congress (ULC) Comrade Christopher Ezekiel has appealed to the State Government, to consider the plight of pensioners and some civil servants who were yet to receive their entitlement and ensure that they are paid especially with the Federal Government’s disbursement of the Paris Club fund.
Comrade Ezekiel who was reacting to the outcry of pensioners in the State said some civil servants were yet to receive their pay long after the disbursement of the Paris Club fund which was meant for salaries payment.
He lamented inadequate protection of workers’ interest by a section of the labour union that had allegedly refused to prevail on government to consider the welfare of workers in the State.
Ezekiel maintained that the workers had option of embarking on industrial action if their matter was not properly addressed.
Similarly, an organisation known as YOUNG LEADERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (YALAN) Abia State Chapter has already petitioned the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to investigate the nonpayment of workers and pensioners in the state.
The letter was entitled “Why the Silence on the Salary Payment Failures in Abia State.”
The letter went further to say “YALAN Abia State Chapter have been concerned on the silence of your office, and the attitude of indifference to failure of civil servants salaries and pensions payment in the state and we are writing to demand clarification why nothing has been done in clearing the workers’ salary many months after promises of doing same by the State Government.”
The group reiterated the fact that “a worker is worthy of his/her wages.”
GINIKA OLUOHA & CHUKWUBUIKE