Workers in Ebonyi State were today given the nod to embark on a week warning strike, to press home their demand for their salaries to be paid.
It would be recalled that the civil servants and the state government had been having a running battle over payment of the 50 per cent salary structure implemented by the immediate-past administration.
The directive was contained in a bulletin issued by labour union in the state which further directed the workers to remain in their various homes and ask God for intervention in the matter.
According to the bulletin, “We should pray that God will touch the heart of the government to pay the negotiated, deserved and agreed wage structure we entered with it on April 9, 2015.
“The salary table approved by the government and established in a circular No. 3/2015 with Ref: No. HOS/EPM/OO74/20, dated April 9 with effect from February, remains sacrosanct and irreversible.
“The State Government, led by Chief Dave Umahi, is unwilling to pay workers based on the agreed table when the economic reality shows that it can’t comfortably pay it and execute projects.”