Over 11,000 health workers under the aegis of Kaduna State Health Care Workers Union and Associations began a seven-day warning strike on Saturday following the state government’s decision to deduct 25 percent from their salaries.
They said the deduction was done in violation of the Labour Act.
The health workers said in a communiqué that they decided to down their tools to force the state government to reverse its decision.
The state government had threatened to sack any health worker that embarked on the strike, claiming they were blackmailing the state.
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