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Edo workers return to work

09 December 2013, 19:49

Edo - Government workers in the Edo State have suspended the week-long strike.

State Council Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Emma Ademokun, confirmed the strike had been deferred to early next year.

"The level of attainment of the demands of labour by Edo State Government vis-a-vis the promised personal intervention on the issues by His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa as well as the call by eminent citizens led to the suspension till first week of February 2014," he stated.

The statement added that government had agreed to revisit the balance 20 percent consolidated salary structure for health workers in February.

According to Ademokun, Government's agreement to pay the balance 10.5 percent TSA to Primary and Technical School Teachers effect from July 2013.

"Edo State Government agreed to release all the outstanding four years promotions from 2010 to 2013 to the Civil Service, Boards and Parastatals in the State. In confirmation of this, government has forwarded the names of nominees of the Civil Service Commission to Edo State House of Assembly for ratification adding that the Commission will in turn address issues of promotions for Civil Servants in the State as well as employment of workers to fill existing vacancies in the State Civil Service," Ademokun stated.

He thanked the entire workers in the state for their solidarity and commitment while the strike action lasted.

 - CAJ News

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