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Wike bows to pressure, as labour suspends strike

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has conceded to the calls for of the organized Labour in Nigeria over the welfare of public servants within the State.

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Commerce Union Congress, TUC, had together with allied unions deliberate a serious demonstration towards Wike’s authorities

The demonstration can be swiftly adopted by a strike right now, Tuesday eighth September, in line with the NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and Comrade Quadri Olaleye of the TUC.

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However on the eve of the protest the Rivers State Governor entered a closed-door assembly with the labour leaders the place DAILY POST gathered that some agreements have been reached.

In a joint decision signed by representatives of the Rivers State authorities and Labour, each events agreed to signal the settlement on the implementation of the brand new Nationwide Minimal wage and consequential changes.

“The NLC Secretariat which was sealed for the correction of structural defects can be instantly unsealed whereas the federal government continues the correction work.

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“The Rivers State authorities shall instantly begin the remittances of check-out dues and pay all of the excellent arrears to the respective Labour Unions.

“Rivers State authorities commits to the funds of the salaries to the well being staff because of the strike motion of 2017.

“Organised Labour agrees to right away droop the deliberate protest scheduled for Tuesday September 8, 2020,” the settlement learn.

Secretary to the State Authorities, Tammy Danagogo and Beatrice Itubu of the NLC who’re the foremost signatories of the settlement additionally resolved to discontinue all litigations.

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Failure of the Rivers State authorities to completely implement the fee of the Nationwide Minimal Wage, lack of promotion for civil servants, failure to pay backlog of arrears of pensioners and the sealing off of the Secretariat of NLC in Port Harcourt are a number of the main calls for of the organised labour within the State.Wike

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