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In Bayelsa NLC set to resume strike

The Bayelsa state government reportedly promised to pay the workers fifty percent of their salaries during a negotiations with labour leaders.

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state. play

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state.

(City News)

The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) might resume the strike action, which it suspended May 23, 2016.

This is following the government’s alleged inability to meet the demands of workers regarding their salaries.

The Bayelsa state government reportedly promised to pay the workers fifty percent of their salaries during a negotiations with labour leaders.

Reports say labour has subsequently given the state government a seven day ultimatum to pay salaries or the strike will resume.

A worker who spoke to Punch under anonymity, said "We find it curious that up till now the government has yet to pay the 50 per cent salaries of workers. When we tried to find out what happened, we were told that they were working on something and that by this week, they will commence payment.

“We are optimistic that the government will pay but if it fails to pay, we will be left with no option but to review our suspended industrial action. We are believing that this week will work again.”

The Bayelsa state chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Tari  Dounana, also said “We are conferring with the state government to see that they commence payment this week.”

Students of the Niger Delta University have also threatened to go nude in protest for the closure of their campus.

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