The sack affected workers across the 27 LGAs in the state.
The chairman of National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) disclosed this, saying it was a mixed case of justified and unjustifiable lay-offs.
“As a responsible union, we only act when the rights of legitimate worker are infringed upon.
“When you are an absentee worker, labour cannot protect you when you are visited with the right punishment.
“When you reside in Abuja and draw monthly salaries from a local government in Imo, such persons are not worth NULGE’s time and efforts.
“But there are also cases of people, who were wrongfully treated; the union is already handling such cases with Gov. Rochas Okorocha.”
He expressed optimism that people with proven cases of injustice would have their situations addressed.
“Such persons should not panic; we shall put in everything to resolve their matters,” he said.