By Tony Edike
ENUGU-Leadership of organized labour in Enugu State has confiscated attendance registers placed for the striking workers at the various ministries by the state government to compel the workers to suspend the indefinite strike.
The government introduced the registers to enable it implement the ‘No Work, No Pay” policy which it threatened at the inception of the labour crisis.
Chairperson of the Women Committee of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Enugu State chapter, Comrade Nnenna Oraedu, who displayed the registers at a rally organised by the workers in Enugu last week said that the union would resist any attempt by government to frustrate ongoing effort to actualize the new minimum wage for workers.
She warned that any worker who reports for duty on account of the government’s threat to withhold their salaries would be sanctioned.
Oraedu, who leads the strike monitoring team, wondered why the state government preferred to engage the workers in a battle over the minimum wage despite the tremendous support they gave to Governor Sullivan Chime in the last election.