Politics Bayelsa Workers Suspend strike


Social Member
The organised labour unions in Bayelsa State have suspended their industrial action after an extensive meeting with the state government on Monday.

The workers’ unions embarked upon an undefinite strike over unpaid salaries and pension arrears.

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The suspension of the strike on Monday was made known in a communique issued in Yenagoa and jointly signed by Head of Service, Dr. Peter Singabele; Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite; State NLC Chairman, Ndiomu John-Bipre; and the Chairman of TUC, Mr.Tari Dounana.

The organised labour accepted the government’s position to pay 50 per cent of monthly salaries with effect from February 2016.

The government, is however, expected to effect full payment of workers’ salaries as soon as the allocation from the Federation Accounts accruing to the state improves.

Currently, workers in the state civil service are owed four months’ salaries, employees of local government councils are battling to survive over 12 months of unpaid wages while pensioners are owed about seven months.