Kano state, labour union have criticized the Government of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for reducing workers’ salaries.
Chairman of the union, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, said that they would go on strike if the governor does not reimburse workers for their reduced salaries.
“We have given the government a 14-day deadline – from today, Wednesday, May 27, to Monday, June 15, the government will review our request for payment. without them, by Monday June 15, 2020 most of the workers in this organization will be engaged in strike. ”
He denied reports that they were unanimous with the state government, calling on workers to “trust us, and that we will not be honest with them; we will do everything we can to do as required by law” for us to make sure we exercise our rights. ”
Last week, Kano state government officials alleged that Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s government had withheld salaries for them as they were preparing for Eid ul fitr.
Most of the staff who were interviewed said that they were paid in the old system – that is before they were paid more – and 10 to 20 percent were saved.
“The salary comes in the form of the previous minimum wage. I am paid N76, 000 now am being paid N72, 000. He is a great Governor who has to be excused, no one is mentioned in public service. it was said he would have a surplus, “said one of the workers involved.
Another said: “The wage that is paid is almost the same as the old salary, meaning the minimum wage has been completely deducted.”
According to them, the situation has thrown them into agony and uncertainty, as the labour union in the state says it has not been contacted before taking the position.
In the meantime, the government announced a reduction in the salaries of political elites by half as a result of falling revenue due to falling oil prices.
Many countries have reduced their workforce, while others have reduced their salaries as the covid19 pandemic continues to have a negative impact on the global economy.