Strike: Ebonyi Workers Compelled to Write Compulsory Attendance


Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki

Workers in Ebonyi state on Wednesday shunned the strike embarked upon by the organized labour as they were compelled to write attendance for work or risk losing their monthly salaries.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ikechukwu Nwafor, led other labour leaders to lock most of the offices in the state as earlier as 7am to bar workers from gaining access to their workplace.

At the state secretariat, workers were locked outside for two hours until the detachment of the Ebonyi state police Command were mobilized to come and ensure that no worker was harassed from duty.

When THISDAY visited the secretariat, a source disclosed that the police came and restored order and ordered that no worker should be seen loitering around and hanging within the gate.

Another source said that the Head of Service, Mr Chamberline Nwele, ordered that all workers should write attendance or forfeit the month’s salary in compliance with the no work no pay policy.