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Bayelsa workers suspend strike

24 May 2016, 21:36

Lagos - The organised labour unions in Bayelsa State has suspended their strike action over unpaid salaries and pension arrears, Punch reports.

This came after a meeting was held between government representatives with leaders of the Bayelsa State chapters of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria.

Also read: Military declares war against Niger Delta Avengers

Workers in the state initiated an indefinite strike after months of not being paid and the end of a 21-day ultimatum given to the government to reimburse the money owed.

The strike action came to an end after the organised labour accepted the government's proposal to pay 50 percent of monthly salaries with effect from February 2016.

For more on this story, visit Punch.

- News 24


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