Workers Shun NLC Directives Begin Indefinite Strike In Cross River
The workers in Cross River State on Monday commenced an indefinite industrial action as directed by the leadership of the state Union over welfare-related issues, among others.
It was gathered that many civil servants in the state refused to show up at the various MDAs in compliance with NLC directives despite warnings by the state government and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.
The strike was ill-timed and uncalled for because it was allegedly in bad faith.
Recall that there was a stalemate weekend over the strike, when the TUC said it was pulling out from it, and warned its members against taking part, saying the timing was wrong due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government offices at both the new and old State Secretariat were deserted except for few senior civil servants who, reports say, are members of TUC.
However, some TUC members are senior civil servants who opened their offices but they cannot do without NLC members who are at home, complying with the strike order.