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FG to enforce No Work, No Pay policy to curtail Strike Action


Federal Government has enforced a no work, no pay policy the Minister of Labour Chris Ngige made this known after the FEC meeting yesterday.

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Minister of Labour, Chris Nigige has made known the stance of the government after the Federal Executive Council meeting while interacting with State House Correspondents yesterday.

The Minister said, “Section 43, to be precise, says that workers have a right to disengage from an employer if there is a breakdown in discussions or negotiation, but for the period that the workers do so, the employer should not pay, and those periods are to be counted as non- pensionable times in the period of work.

“So, council today re-emphasised that that law still exists and that it should be brought to the knowledge of workers in the public and private sector, especially those in the public sector”.

Considering the number of strikes in recent weeks, Chris Ngige went on to say,“We’ve to do that because of the spate of industrial crisis we’ve suffered in the last two months when we had plethora of strikes all over the place. So, council has said this should be re-emphasised to workers so that they will know.”

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