The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has told workers in the state that his administration will not tolerate “baseless strike action.”
Uzodimma, who spoke in a broadcast Friday evening, said that any worker that fails to show up for work will not receive salary at the end of the month.
He warned, “If any worker decides to join a baseless strike action he/she should not be in any doubt that there will be no salary at the end of the month.
“Our policy is simple: ‘No work, No pay’, which is in accordance with International Labour Law provisions, Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act.”
He warned the workers against “being instruments in the hands of unpatriotic labour leaders, who being used by politicians to peddle falsehood, veiled parochial and unbridled bigotry against the state, with the aim of actualizing political interest of opposition politicians.”
While assuring the workers of his administration’s determination to continue to make their welfare top priority, Uzodimma stated that “Efforts are on-going to ensure that details of the correct data of the few workers still having issues with their payroll are collated and built into the automated payroll system.”
Uzodimma also announced the issuance of a personal identification form to Imo workers to complete, the target of which is to ensure that every legitimate worker in the State is given the opportunity to provide his or her personal identification detail for the payroll automation.