Unions Appeal to Diri to Pay Workers Salaries Owed By Dickson

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The Bayelsa state chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have appealed to the state Governor, Douye Diri to pay workers in the state their outstanding January and February salaries left behind by his predecessor, Seriake Dickson.

State chairman of the NLC, John Ndiomu and his TUC counterpart, Laye Julius made the appeal in a statement to congratulate Diri on his emergence as the governor. The Labour leaders said they are optimistic that the governor will take the state to the next level with his wealth of experience.

“We also use this medium to urge the new government to effect the payment of outstanding January and February salaries to higher institutions, RDAs, pensioners and other ministries, departments and agencies.

“We believe the payment of the salary will restore the confidence of workers in your administration.

“Other expectations of workers include regular payment of salaries; payment of gratuities to pensioners; payment of promotion and minimum wage arrears; training and retraining of workers and issues in the local government areas and higher institutions” they said.

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