Nigeria Labour Congress in Kano, has threatened to embark on 7 days warning strike over the State Government’s deduction of workers Salary from the month of May.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the Kano NLC Chairman, Kabiru Ado Minjibir said the state government with the action violated the existing minimum wage law 2019.
Recall that the state overnment had deducted workers salary in the month of May due to COVID-19.
A source said the government had to revert to the old salary rate of N18, 000 as against N30,000 minimum wage because the wage bill was too much for it to carry this period.
There was however, no official statement from the state government when the salary deduction took place.
Most workers were surprised when they collected their May salary and discover that about 20% was deducted from their take-home pay.
Mr Minjibir said that labour rejects any plan by Kano State government to continue deducting workers Salary in subsequent months on claims of fighting COVID-19.
The NLC in a Communique signed by 13 workers Union chairmen, therefore, said failure by Kano State Government to meet its demand within 14 working days effective from Wednesday May 27, to Monday June 15, workers would be left with no option than embark on the strike action.