Breaking: Labour Suspends Planned Protest In Rivers

The planned protest by the unionised Labour slated for monday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, has been called off, following associate eight-point agreement reached with the regime on Monday night.

The meeting held at the executive Council Chambers of the Govt. House was attended by national and state representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress and also the labor union Congress. The regime in agreement to fulfill a number of the demands of the staff whereas different problems would be addressed by the trilateral committee subsequently formed. 

The eight agreement reached are, 
  • “Signing of associate degree understanding on the new salary. Parties have in agreement to sign the agreement on the implementation of the new national wage and eventful agreement. 

  • “Unsealing of the State NLC secretariat. The NLC secretariat that was sealed for the correction can straight off be unsealed whereas the government continues with the punitory work if any.

  •  “Payment of check-off dues. The Rivers regime shall instantly restore the payment of check-off dues and pay all outstanding arrears to the various labour unions. 

  • “Payment of outstanding medical experts salaries. Rivers regime commits to the payment of salaries withheld from medical experts because of the 2017 strike action. 

  • “Suspension of planned protest action. unionised labour conform to instantly suspend the planned protest scheduled for eighth(8th) September 2020. 

  • “Setting of trilateral committee. Parties to line up a trilateral committee to debate and resolve all different outstanding problems together with (1) adjustment of pensions in line with the Constitution and (2) payment of pension 

  • “Parties shall take step to discontinue all in progress litigations in regard to the controversial matters. 

  • “No employee will be victimized on account of his or her actions, and or involvement within the industrial dispute with the Rivers authorities,”., however, gathered that tho' the problem of promotion wasn't contained within the agreement paper, it should be mentioned throughout the trilateral board meeting. 

The agreement was co-signed on the a part of the state by the Secretary to the Rivers regime, Tammy Danagogo; the State Head of Service, Rufus Godwins; State Commissioner for information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim; and also the executive Assistant to the State Governor, Dr. Ayebaesin Beredugo. On the facet of labour, signatories to the agreement are, the Secretary-General of the NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja; Secretary General of TUC, musa Lawal; State NLC Chairman, Beatrice Itubo; her counterpart within the TUC, Austin Jonah; State TUC Secretary, obi Fortune; and Chukwu Emecheta of LPSNC, Rivers State.

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