Striking workers paid…but
In a move appreciated by workers, despite having been threatened with the no- work- no- pay rule, they received salaries for January.
Several workers confirmed that they were paid for their anticipated work from 16 to 31 January despite returning to work after the payroll had been computed.
“We returned to work fully prepared to find means of sustaining ourselves and were pleasantly surprised,” workers said.
This is despite having been away from their duty stations for over a month seeing as their strike started December 12 and ended around the same time on January 16.
“We were pai d in f ul l in December as well seeing as the strike started after our payday.”
They said they were however made to understand that the J anuary payments were an advance which they would repay, come month end.
“Our salaries were basically loaned to us,” they said adding that the reprieve would be for a little while as deductions would be for four months.
They feel the full effects of the strike have been postponed, rather than cancelled all together, despite their gratitude.
“they will take back the money for the days we did not work for in December,” they said.