The Imo state government has decided to reduce the salaries and allowances of civil servants by 30 percent as a result of the agreement signed between labour and government recently.
In the heat of the imbroglio between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Imo state government recently, government rescinded the decision to implement the sacking of about 3,000 workers in the various parastatals in the state.
This was because the NLC consented to the use of 70 percent of the total revenue accruing to the state for the payment of salaries and allowances of workers in the state civil service.
The 18-man state and labour joint committee in the state has unanimously agreed to pay salary earners in the state 70 percent of their salaries across board while making reservations for pension.
The NLC chairman in the state, Comrade Austin Chialakpu, told journalists Wednesday that the 70 percent of the gross revenue for the month of January was N3,373 billion, adding that given the committee verified wage bill of salaries and pensions for the month, which stood at N5.3 billion, the committee is saddled with a differential of about N1.9 billion.