NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, in Nasarawa state has suspended the
over three weeks old strike it embarked upon to press home some demands.
Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiation Council, Sule Odeh announced the suspension at the weekend, shortly after a meeting between unions and a group of stakeholders under the auspices of State Elders Intervention Group.
He said that payment of January, 2016 salaries to workers by the state government with the use of the usual templates on or before February, 24 was one of the agreements reached during the meeting.
Odeh further revealed that it was agreed that government shall pay public servants who were promoted, including those that are yet to be issued promotion letters, between 2011 and June 2014 and are yet to enjoy the financial benefits like their counterparts within four months from the date of the signing of the agreement.
“Government shall process all promotions notionally that are due from July, 2014 to January, 2016 without financial benefits in view of the present financial predicament until the economic situation improves while subsequent promotions shall be processed as at when due”.
“Government is to review upward the current monthly allocation of N20 million in respect of payment of gratuity to retirees in the State.”
On local government issues, he informed that the meeting resolved that payment of salaries in percentages to council workers should be stopped forthwith.
But in the event that the allocation of one month from the federation account cannot pay 100% of salaries, he said the meeting resolved that the allocation shall be kept in the accounts of the respective local governments pending the receipt of the following month’s allocation to settle the preceding month.
Odeh however maintained that it was further resolved that if the two months allocations cannot settle one month salary, a decision shall be taken by the Joint State and Local Government Account Committee with Organized Labour in attendance.

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