Indefinite Strike As Niger Slashes Workers Salary

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Reports have it that Niger has commenced payment of November salaries on percentage to civil servants in the state, despite the ongoing negotiations between the Organised Labour and Government over the issue.

Civil servants across Niger disclosed the receipts of 50 to 70 percent of their expected wages.

The Niger Organised Labour has vowed to resume the suspended indefinite strike action on Tuesday 1st December.

What the government has done is unacceptable. But our standstill remains. We foresaw this coming and we warned them against it but they went ahead with their plan. They do not have human feeling. This government has money, they have lots of money but just want to victimize us, the workers in the state,” Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Tanimu Yunusa said.

However, he added that it is disappointing that despite talks and negotiations ongoing regarding the salary cut, the government went ahead adamantly to pay the salaries of workers on a percentage basis.

Yunusa further disclosed that the government has been depending on the Federal allocation but is silent on the Internally Generated Revenue in the state.

When asked, some civil servants stated that the action of the government shows it does not appreciate their contributions to the development of the state.

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