Workers of Nigerian Postal Services have said it will commence a three-day warning strike on wednesday.
The workers said the reason for the strike action is as a result of the backlog of unpaid welfare allowance. They said it has lingered for three years.
In a letter address to the Postmaster General, Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), the workers expressed their dissatisfaction over the failure of the management to compensate them after several meetings.
The letter was signed by the President-General of Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, Yunusa Muhammed; General Secretary of SSASCGOC, Ayo Olorunfemi; President of National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Employees, N. Buba and General Secretary, J. I. Enaku.
The letter reads, “Under the directive of SSASCGOC and NUPTE, we write to express our frustration and disappointment over the refusal of the management to pay up the backlogs of welfare allowances owed staff members of NIPOST.
“To this end, the entire NIPOST workforce has mandated the two unions to inform the management of NIPOST to pay up these arrears – 2017, 2018 and 2019 rent enhancement on or before July 17, 2019. Otherwise, three days warning strike will commence that day.”
“In view of the foregoing therefore, the management should take responsibility for any industrial action that may be taken in the pursuit of this demand if the three years arrears are not paid as requested before the expiration of the date (ultimatum) given above.”