Jos - The National Industrial Court, Jos, on Thursday, ordered the Plateau Government to release three years arrears of salaries owed 100 staff members of the Plateau Radio and Television Corporation.
Justice Rabi Gwanduh gave the order in a suit filed by the workers against the State Government, the Attorney-General and the corporation.
Gwanduh told the parties to work out an out of court settlement of the dispute and report to the court on May 5.
Counsel to the state and Assistant Director, Civil Litigations, Rebecca Sasheet, had told the court that the state was on the verge of settling the issues out of court when the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice took ill.
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She promised that the matter would be resolved as soon as the attorney-general recuperated and sought for an adjournment.
Gideon Ngwen, counsel to the claimants who confirmed the overtures, however, sought for a court’s order compelling them to do so.
The workers sued the government in 2014 to demand the release of their salaries and allowances stopped in 2011 while they were still employees of the corporation till date.
Among their claims was the payment of the salaries and allowances in arrears from the date of stoppage, confirmation of their appointments, promotion and other damages suffered during the period.