Workers in Cross Rivers State go on strike again


Government and economic activities in Cross River State were yesterday paralysed as workers resumed their suspended strike in spite of threats by the state government to effect no-work-no- pay policy.

A statement last weekend by Special Adviser Administration, Governor’s Office, Mark Obi, had cautioned civil servants to remember the no-work-no-pay law and warned them to reverse the decision to embark on industrial action.

He, however, appealed to the organised labour to shelve the proposed strike and give government time to implement the agreement earlier reached in the interest of the state.

Apart from the governor’s office where the governor reported for duty in the morning hours, all ministries, agencies, departments and other parastatals were locked as the striking workers stayed at home at the instance of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).