Workers in Kaduna State observed partial compliance to the directive by the organised labour to its members to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike on Tuesday.
A News Agency of Nigeria Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the situation correspondent observed that some workers were seen doing their normal routine jobs in their various offices at the Maccido Dalhat Secretariat popularly known as State Secretariat.
Also, Primary and See Schools as well as tertiary institutions like the Kaduna Polytechnic were opened for bunisses and lectures were ongoing.
A civil servant with the
Ministry of Health who pleaded anonymity said that state’s workers demands were mostly not met after any industrial action hence the non complaince.
” It’s like we are only showing solidarity to the Federal Government workers and after their demands are met, we will be asked to settle with our state government.
“At the end, we just suffer strike without achieving anything”,he said.
Similarly, Malam Abdullahi Isah a retiree-cum-businessman, said the harsh economic situation contributed to the lack of compliance.
According to him, people are yet to see the benefits of embarking on nationwide strikes, adding, “that is why you see people going about their normal businesses to earn their daily bread.”
Meanwhile, Kaduna Electric has closed its offices in compliance to the strike offering only essential services.
NAN reports that the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had on Monday directed all it’s affiliates to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.
The strike was called to press home their demands, especially the reported “non comment by the Federal Government over the alleged brutalisation of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero by security agents and hoodlums in Imo.”