The committee set up by Ebonyi State government to resolve the impasse between the organized labour and the government has ordered the duo to submit their separate proposed salary charts for study to ensure amicable resolution of the crisis.
Chairman of the committee and Senator representing Ebonyi North zone in the National Assembly, Dr. Sam Egwu made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki after the committee’s meeting with the leadership of the organized labour which took place at the Government House.
He noted that contending issues by the two parties have not been completed and that the meeting has been adjourned to 17th of this month.
“We had our first meeting upon which we agreed that salaries should be paid and workers should call off their strike.
“Today, we wanted to find out the level of implementation and we are satisfied with the government that salaries have been paid. For those who have not collected their own, it is not the fault of government.
“The committee has gone a step further trying to look at the contending issues critically. We have asked labour to bring its own salary chart; what they were paid before, the former and current table.
“Government will also bring their own because labour disagreed with the salary table. So the two parties will bring their tables.
‘’We will look at what is paid in other states especially in the South East. We will also look at the allocation the state has received from the federal government from April till date’’, he said.
Meanwhile, the state deputy governor Dr. Kelechi Igwe said the state government has paid the June salary to the workers under the state civil service.
He revealed that workers under the local government system have also received the May salary the government inherited from the past administration and also the June salary it has paid to other workers in the state.
He advised those who are yet to receive alerts on the payments to go to their payroll officers and know why.
Igwe spoke in Ezza South during a thanksgiving service organized by the member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal constituency, Hon. Lazarus Ogbee in the National Assembly.

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