Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Rivers State chapter has put on hold its planned industrial action earlier scheduled to take place before weekend over workers’ outstanding salaries and pensioners’ allowances.
Speaking on the development in Port Harcourt, the state Chairman of the NLC Comrade Beatrice Itubo, told newsmen that the Congress postponed the proposed strike action based on the progress made in course of the congress meeting with the Rivers State government officials.
Mrs. Itubo commended the steps taken by the state government to commence the payment of salaries to workers and pensioners’ allowances for the month March.
According to her, the NLC believed in using to diplomatic means to ensure that salaries and allowances owed the civil servants in the state are paid before the expiration of the tenure of the present administration. She argued that if this is done, the in-coming administration would run the affairs of the state on a sound financial footing.
The state NLC boss expressed optimism that government would make good its promise to offset salaries owed workersfor the month of March 2015.
She used the occasion to reiterate the fact that stressed that under her leadership, the state NLC would not be inactive, stressing that she possessed the capacity to protect the workers’ interest without compromise.
But she urged workers in the state to give necessary support for her leadership in the struggle to ensure workers improved working condition.

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