Categories: News

NLC wants Bayelsa to settle 3 months’ salary arrears of civil Servants

The Bayelsa Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the state government to pay the three months’ salary arrears to workers to improve their well-being.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Seriake Dickson of the state, had on January 2018, explained that the outstanding salary arrears were the balance of half salaries he paid during the recession in 2016.
Mr John Ndiomu, the NLC Chairman in the state, however, told NAN on Tuesday in Yenagoa that workers were still being owed.
Ndiomu said that if these salary arrears were paid, they could go a long way in reducing the plight of workers as well as improving their well-being.
“Yes, we are being owed three months’ salary by the state government; we call their attention to the need to pay the arrears now that we have come out of the recession.
“We agreed that in the last two years, salary have been paid regularly, but the arrears are still our major concern, especially now that the economy is improving.
“There is need for the government to pay the three months’ arrears being owed to workers in the state since 2016,” the union leader said.
On the new minimum wage being considered by the Federal Government, Ndiomu said that the Congress supported the move, stressing that “I believe that the negotiations with tripartite committee will yield good fruit.”
“The on-going negotiations for the new minimum wage is on the right track; we urge the Federal Government to hasten action to implement the favourable outcome of the negotiations,” he said.

NLC wants Bayelsa to settle 3 months’ salary arrears of civil Servants was last modified: August 14th, 2018 by Anthony Udoh
Anthony Udoh

Share
Published by
Anthony Udoh
Tags: bayelsacivil servantsnlcsalary

Recent Posts

Oyeyemi wants solution for road traffic crashes

Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged stakeholders to enunciate decisive actions that will reduce…

2 mins ago

Minister reiterates FG’s commitment to secure nation’s airports

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring safety and security at…

6 mins ago

Eid-El Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday as Public Holiday to mark the Eid-el Maulud. The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman…

13 mins ago

2019: We were cheated – Young aspirants

Some young aspirants who vied for tickets of some political parties in the just-concluded primaries of the parties on Friday…

15 mins ago

NDLEA arrests 2 suspected drug peddlers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Edo said it had arrested two suspected drug peddlers for allegedly smuggling…

18 mins ago

NSE: Share prices rebound, market capitalisation up by N70bn

The crucial indicators of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a positive note on Friday with the market capitalisation…

22 mins ago