Nasarawa State government said it has constituted an 11-man committee to engage organised labour in a dialogue to end the ongoing strike by the state workforce.
It would be recalled that the organised labour in Nasarawa State, on Tuesday commenced indefinite strike to press home their demands, a situation that has since grounded government activities in the state.
The state government in a statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Muhammad Ubandoma Aliyu, said the present administration since assumption of office has done a lot for workers despite the lean resources at its disposal. The statement said government wondered why the same workers it has tried for, embarked on a strike that brought all its activities to a stand still.
According to the statement, the government is not opposed to the strike action, but it enjoined the organised labour, to operate within the confines of the law.
Government expressed regret that the action of labour, had denied workers who are unwilling to join the strike access to their offices and directed security agencies to deploy personnel to man all ministries, departments and agencies in order to maintain law and order.
The statement which further stated that the state government has also taken a position to seek legal interpretation of the action of the organized labour through the industrial court, directed permanent secretaries to open attendance registers in all ministries, departments and agencies as the government has also resolved to invoke the policy of “no-work-no-pay”.