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In Bayelsa Workers to commence strike action over unpaid salaries

The workers gave the Bayelsa state government a 21-day ultimatum to pay salaries or face industrial action.

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The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has announced that workers in the state will commence a strike action today, Thursday, May 19, 2016, to protest the non-payment of salaries.

Reports say the workers gave the government a 21-day ultimatum to pay salaries or face industrial action.

The NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), in a statement said, “The council-in-session has also resolved that due to the inability of the state government to measure up to the demands of workers arising from the non-payment of salaries from January till date, workers are directed to proceed immediately on an indefinite strike, taking effect from Thursday, May 19, 2016.

“Workers are by this development advised to stay off their places of work and remain at home as long as the strike may last.”

The joint statement was signed by the Bayelsa state chairmen of the NLC and TUC, Ndiomu John-Bipre and Tari Dounana respectively.

The Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, revealed that the state government loses about N24 billion annually to payroll fraudsters.

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