ADVERTISEMENT

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.

NLC protest in Ekiti state

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.”

ADVERTISEMENT

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.

See Pulse Photo-News gallery below.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Otu restored workers’ confidence and trust in the government - Cross River TUC

Otu restored workers’ confidence and trust in the government - Cross River TUC

Nobody will intimidate us for reinstating Emir Sanusi ll - Deputy Gov Gwarzo

Nobody will intimidate us for reinstating Emir Sanusi ll - Deputy Gov Gwarzo

FG postpones tertiary councils inauguration over federal character concerns

FG postpones tertiary councils inauguration over federal character concerns

Kano Emirate: Deputy Gov withdraws accusation against Ribadu

Kano Emirate: Deputy Gov withdraws accusation against Ribadu

5 injured in clash between farmers and cattle herders in Jigawa

5 injured in clash between farmers and cattle herders in Jigawa

Binance executive may die of malaria in Kuje prison - lawyer cries out

Binance executive may die of malaria in Kuje prison - lawyer cries out

Train services continue on Kaduna-Abuja route after Sunday accident

Train services continue on Kaduna-Abuja route after Sunday accident

30m Nigerians to benefit from Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road - Tinubu

30m Nigerians to benefit from Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road - Tinubu

Tinubu inaugurates Lagos-Calabar Coastal road construction, praises Chagoury

Tinubu inaugurates Lagos-Calabar Coastal road construction, praises Chagoury

Pulse Sports

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT