Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, Bauchi State chapter, have urged the state government to pay workers their outstanding salaries for the months of June, July and August in order to alleviate their suffering.
This was contained in a statement presented to journalists yesterday jointly signed by Chairmen of the NLC and TUC, Comrades Hashimu Gital and Mohammed Usman respectively. They said issues of salaries, pension and gratuities of civil servants and retirees are paramount.
According to them, non-payment of workers’ salaries has not only inflicted economic hardship on them, but they are now starving and live miserably.
‘‘Congress also called on government to pay local government workers, both teaching and non-teaching staff their outstanding salary arrears immediately to alleviate the economic hardship.
‘‘Congress upheld the decision of the government to form a committee to look into the verification of unpaid salaries of re-engaged local government education staff and put in place immediately modalities for settling their debts.’’
The labour leaders condemned the recent killing of two workers in Nassarawa State, attack on students in Kogi State by policemen during their protests and the violence unleashed on civil servants in Plateau State, lamenting that the actions were brutal and barbaric

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