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Bayelsa health workers, LG employees call off strike
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By Abel Krabee
October 13, 2017 05:18:08am GMT      |      Views: 299
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WorldStage Newsonline--Bayelsa State health workers and local government employees in the state have called off an industrial action embanked on to protest failure of the government to pay their salaries.  

The unions Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and the Medical and Health Workers' Union (MHWUN) in the document, signed by their leadership and the government asked workers to resume work on Monday October 16, 2017.

The Chairman and Secretary, MHWUN, Mr. James Adama and Letam Nwibani, called on the government to work out modalities to gradually settle the salary arrears of workers ranging from seven to 15 months.

The leadership of the unions said the decision to resume work was taken after reviewing the efforts of the state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah (retd) and the Commissioner for Local Government Administration, Mrs. Agatha Goma, in facilitating regular payment of salaries and some of the arrears while the strike going on.

"To achieve this, we candidly advise that a committee of critical stakeholders be urgently inaugurated to properly verify all pensioners. As the current retirement exercise is reducing wage bills of the council, it is our expectation that part of the funds realized from the retirement be channeled to the pension board to guarantee regular payment of at least the monthly pension", they said.

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