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NLC, TUC Strike Action Enters Day Two: Says Not Aware Of Any Court Order Restraining Them From Embarking On Industrial Action

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The Organized Labour in Rivers State says it is not aware of any court order restraining it from embarking on any industrial action.

A statement signed by the state chairperson of NLC, Comrade Beatrice Itubo, her TUC counterpart, Comrade Austin Jonah and the Chairman Joint Public Service Negotiating Council 1,2 and 3, Comrade Emechata Chuku, made available to newsmen said the ongoing strike action continues until the state government decides to do the needful. The statement urged workers in the state to remain resolute as labour will ensure that their entitlements are implemented by government stressing that injury to one is injury to all.

The statement while commending workers in the state for their adherence to the organized labour order of sit at home urged them to continue to observe the sit at home order as no worker will be victimized as a result of the strike action.

Meanwhile the strike called by the organized labor in River witnessed partial compliance with the secretariat gate that was earlier closed by the union was later forced opened by unknown persons.

Our correspondent who monitored the situation reports that some senior government civil servant was seen in their offices at the secretariat complex while the Judiciary that was locked down by the labour leaders was forced open by the attorney general of Rivers state

Our correspondent also reports that the workers at Rivers state primary health care management board fully complied to the strike called by the labour unions

However, a member of the compliance monitoring team OPI EREKOSIMA attributed the low level of compliance to the first day of the strike action.

She said as the day go by, the workers will fully comply.

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