AUPC, Kwara State Water Corporation branch, has ordered that all its members commence an indefinite strike in agitation of their unpaid salaries with immediate effect.
It also disclosed that it could no longer guarantee the industrial harmony in the corporation, warning members not to be intimidated by government officials while exercising their civil rights.
The union in a notification issued on Tuesday at the close of its meeting signed by the branch chairman and secretary, Comrade Muritala Kadir and Comrade Ogungbe Samuel, respectively, noted that some members had died in the process of non-payment of salaries.
According to the group, “This became necessary after several meetings and negotiations between the management of the corporation and the leadership of the union on issues such as outstanding arrears of four months salaries from September to December 2015, outstanding arrears of cooperative for February to July 2015 amounting to N40.2 million, three months outstanding arrears of N3000 salary increment of Level 07 and above amounting to N1, 890, 000, as well as promotion to all affected staff.”
The group further stressed that other matters leading to the union’s grievance was “union due deductions from the month of November 2014 to 2015, non-remittance of already deducted National Housing Fund from workers’ salaies to the NHF office.”