Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Striking Benue Workers Reach Agreement With Government

Organized Labour in Benue state has called off its strike.

In the agreement reached with the government, two months salaries would be paid to Benue workers between Thursday and Friday this week.
According to a communiqué read by the General Secretary of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Dr. Peter Oso’eson before journalist at the banquet hall of Government House Makurdi late on Tuesday, the strike will be called off today.

The communiqué jointly signed by the state Chairman of the NLC, Godwin Anya; his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Ordue Tertenger, said: “The strike will be suspended on Wednesday, October 11, 2017; government undertakes to source for funds and pay two months arrears between Thursday, October 12 and Friday, October 13, 2017.”

It added that the state government promised “to exercise fiscal discipline, control its overheads, mop up all areas of leakages as well as increase its Internally Generated Revenue to be able to ensure regular patent of monthly salaries.

“Both parties shall continue to dialogue on all issues or matter affecting the welfare of workers and pensioners in the state.”

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