Unpaid salaries: Bayelsa workers commence indefinite strike Thursday
Written by Morenike Adebayo on May 19, 2016
Workers in Bayelsa State will today proceed on an indefinite strike over months of salary arrears owed by the state government. This is just as the twenty-one-day ultimatum issued by workers’ unions to the Bayelsa State Government to pay all outstanding salaries and allowances elapsed on Wednesday.
The state chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress had issued an ultimatum to the government on Thursday, the eighteenth of April, 2016. The NLC, and the TUC, in a joint meeting on Wednesday at the Council Secretariat in Yenagoa, resolved that they could no longer guarantee the existing industrial harmony in the state. The workers are currently owed four months salaries with pensioners being owed seven months arrears and local government councils workers about twelve months unpaid salaries.