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Organized Labour suspends planned protest in Port Harcourt


The Rivers State chapter of the Organised Labour has reached an agreement with the Rivers State Government. It has also agreed to shelve its protested slated for today.

In a document sighted by the theportcitynews and signed by both representatives of the state government and Organised Labour, the two warring groups after an extensive meeting at the Council Chambers of the state government house agreed on seven key points.

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Tammy Danagogo; Head of Service, Rufus Godwins; Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Information and Communication; and Ayebaesin Beredugo; the executive assistant to Governor Nyesom Wike signed on behalf of the state government.

Emmanuel Ugboja, Gen. Sec, NLC; Musa Lawal, Gen. Sec, TUC; Beatrice Itubo, NLC state chairman; Austin Jonah, state chairman, TUC; Chuku Emecheta, JPSNC, Rivers State and Obi Fortune, Gen. Sec, TUC, Rivers State, signed for the Organized Labour.

Some of the points include Signing an agreement on minimum wage with both parties agreeing on the implementation of the new national minimum wage and consequential adjustments.

They also agreed to immediately unseal the secretariat of the Nigerian Labour Congress which was sealed in March by the state government on the pretense of carrying out correction works.

Other agreements include payment of Check-off Dues, Payment of outstanding Health Workers Salaries, suspension of the planned protest, setting up of a tripartite committee to discuss and resolve all the outstanding issues including payment of pension and gratuities and discontinuing of ongoing litigations.