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Benue State Workers Suspend Two-week Strike

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Labour unions in Benue State have suspended their strike action carried out to protest the failure of the state government to pay workers salaries.

The industrial action lasted for two weeks.

The unions, in a statement on Tuesday by the National Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Peter Ozo-Eson, directed workers to resume work on Wednesday.

The statement was jointly signed by the state Chairman of the NLC, Godwin Anya; his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Ordue Tertenger.

They 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.”

The unions stated that the state government promised to exercise fiscal discipline, control 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,” they added.



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