Salary arrears; Organized Labour in Kogi laud government for defraying part of the arrears

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The Organized Labour in kogi state has commended the kogi state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello for keeping to his promise to defray the outstanding salary arrears to workers and pensioners in the state.

Organized Labour described the payment of December 2018 and January 2019 salaries to state workers and pensioners as a huge relief to workers who are already traumatized by months of non payment of their emoluments.

In a statement signed by the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) chairman, Comrade Onuh Edoka and his Trade Union Congress, (TUC), counterpart, Ranti Ojo said the payment of the two months arrears to workers and pensioners would go a long way to reduce the suffering of the workers and pensioners.

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The union leaders however appealed to government to sustain the current tempo of payment to enable it settle all outstanding salaries in due course.

The statement also called for improvement in the percentage paid to teachers and local government workers, stressing that any percentage short of what was agreed with Labour will not be acceptable.

According to the statement, the loyalty of organized Labour to the government is unequivocal, stressing that the only concern of Labour was the welfare and well being of workers and pensioners.

The labour leaders while congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on his successful inauguration for a second term in office, appealed to him to expedite action on the release of the 30.8billion naira balance of bailout fund to enable the state government meet its obligations to workers and pensioners in the State.

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They urged workers to continue to be law abiding and support government policies and programmes to the fullest..




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