20 December 2012

Nigeria: Plateau Workers May Call Off Strike Friday

There are strong indications that striking local government workers in Plateau State may call off their seven months old strike Friday following the olive branch extended to them by the state government.

The Governor of the state, Jonah David Jang had on Thursday announced that "after due consideration of the on-going strike by Local Government workers government has decided that although the 'No work No pay' status of the law is before the National Industrial Court for interpretation, government has on compassionate grounds approved the payment of salaries to resuming workers with effect from October to December, 2012."

In a statement signed by the Governor's Director of Press, Mr. James Mannok, Jang admonished the workers "to resume work and take advantage of this gesture along with many of their colleagues that have since reported to work and paid their October, 2012 salaries."

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