Bayelsa State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has stated that it would no longer condone the intimidation and constant harassment of workers on a peaceful protest in the state.
Chairman of NLC in the state, Bipre Ndiomu came out with this in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, when he led his members on a solidarity Rally with Nasarawa workers allegedly killed by the police while protesting against the reduction of workers’ salaries.
Ndiomu says any systematic attack on the right of workers would be met with stiff resistance and appropriate action taken as workers also deserve the protection of government.
The labour leader explains that the NLC is no longer comfortable with the payment of half salaries by the state government and points out that negotiations would be reopened for payment of full salary.
Similarly, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Bayelsa has directed all civil servants in Ministries, Parastatals, Agencies, Rural Development Areas or Centres and the eight Local Government Areas in the State that are owing bank facilities to immediately visit their respective banks to restructure their loan accounts on or before August 26, 2016.
In a statement, secretary of NLC in Bayelsa, Dinepre Torukeregha says the directive became imperative to avoid unnecessary debit in the next payment of salaries in the State.

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