The Federal Government of Nigeria has made its point clear on the strict implementation on the policy ”No work, No pay”. This policy has always been in existence, and the FG is planning to bring the policy back no matter the consequences it could cause.The Federal Government has observed with dismay that many Workers’ Unions in Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies are in the habit of embarking on strike actions on the flimsiest of excuses, leading to disruption of services and orderliness in the affected Organizations.
FG To Implement ”No Work, No Pay Policy”
The Federal Government has directed this to workers of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and other ministries that its resolve on the no-work-no-pay rule still stands. The Policy has been in the constitution from the onset.
“NO WORK, NO PAY” rule is contained in Section 43 of the Trade Disputes Act Cap T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 which states that: “Where any worker takes part in a strike, he shall not be entitled to any wages or other remuneration for the period of the strike, and any such period shall not count for the purpose of reckoning the period of continuous employment and all rights dependent on continuity of employment shall be affected accordingly.
The workers of JUTH had announced fresh strike over the non-payment of April and May salaries, even after the strike in the month of March. The FG replied saying “Should any worker go on strike because of this, forward his or her name and the IPPIS number to the Federal Ministry of Health and the office of the Accountant General of the Federation for stoppage of their salaries,” the letter warned. This has been backed by all Ministers, Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Government Agencies.
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