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Akwa Ibom NLC withdraws two-week ultimatum from government

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By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

The Nigerian Labor Congress, NLC, Akwa lbom State Council has resolved to withdraw the 14-day ultimatum from the state government to address pending worker lawsuits and other labor issues.

The union’s resolution contained in a statement ‘issued at the end of the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting on November 9, 2020 signed by its president, Comrade Sunny James, and Acting Secretary Comrade Iboro Ibara.

According to the statement ‘made available to journalists in Uyo, the union decided to withdraw the two-week ultimatum so that the government-created bargaining committee could complete its work.

He stressed that the State Executive Council, after reviewing the 14-day Ultimatum issued on October 26, 2020, thanked the State Government for forming a negotiation team to handle its demand for 13 points and other labor issues.

The statement added that “the meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) recognized the start of payment of the 2020 License Grant to the workers of some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA).

“It also recognized the commitment assumed by the Government to initiate the payment of pending licenses to the workers of the Unified Local Government system, as well as to the Primary Education Teachers, and the implementation of promotions and payment of arrears to the workers in some MDA.

The meeting further recognized the receipt of appointment letters from up to 200 of the 403 local government health workers, who were removed from the payroll in July 2019, and the government’s commitment to begin payment of death benefits. elementary school. Teachers to relatives.

“He recognized the state government’s commitment to solving the problem of the four job leaders fired from Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company, Onna’s local government area.

“The Executive Council of the State in session also observed that the action on the aforementioned points, as well as on all other demands, can be completed within the 30-day period in which the Committee has to do its work.

Accordingly, the SEC in session resolved that the 14-day Ultimatum that expires at 12.00 midnight on November 9, 2020 be repealed to allow the Trading Committee to complete its work.

“At the expiration of 30 days as of Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the pertinent organs of Congress will meet to review the Committee’s Report and direct as appropriate”

  1. The Akwa Ibom NLC had threatened that state government workers would embark on an indefinite strike if the government did not respond to their demands.

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