Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Bayelsa NLC continues strike despite sack threat

By News Express on 24/05/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,773

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Bayelsa Chapter, on Monday said that it was continue ongoing strike over non payment of salary since January 2016.

Gov. Seriake Dickson had on Sunday ordered the striking workers to resume work on Monday or be sacked.

Dickson, who said that the state had no funds due to dwindling revenue from the federation account, noted that he would invoke the “no work no pay rule.”

He said: “The strike is unpatriotic, it is politically motivated and uncalled for. We have held several meetings with labour leaders and I have proposed many options to them including paying 50 per cent salary but they rejected it and chose to go on strike.

“We have drawn the line and we give them till Monday, any one that doesn’t show up should consider himself sacked, we shall send out a monitoring team, I will also go round myself.”

Mr John Ndiomu, NLC State Chairman, said  in Yenagoa on Monday that their strike, which commenced on May 19 would not be called-off until the government clear the backlog of salaries.

His words: “The strike is on it third day, and we’re still on it; it is true that the State Government has started the payment for January alone but we will continue to stay at home until the union reaches a decision.

“Our members should also remain calm; series of meetings have been going on with the government and we shall also be meeting today (Monday), but I am still urging our members to remain at home.”

The state secretariat however remained shut while soldiers were stationed at the gates.

Public schools, banks also remained closed.

It was gathered that Dickson was holding a meeting with Permanent Secretaries of all the ministries to fashion out a way to enforce the no work no pay rule.


Source News Express

Posted 24/05/2016 04:38:50 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Drivers, traders bemoan poor state of roads in...

Okowa orders contractors to utilise dry season for...

2019: Youths demand waiver, 50 per cent discount...

Court told of how Ex-NIMASA DG approved phone...

How human resource management benefits small businesses

Rivers APC says Jonathan’s Port Harcourt campaign rally...

EU slaps revenge tariffs on US as trade...

Ikoyigate: Why Osibanjo’s probe panel should be disbanded...

BVN enrolment hits 20.8m, says CBN

Over 150 competitors, 20,000 people to attend skills...

Okiro dismisses N275m fraud allegation

YIAGA to INEC: Sustain decentralised voters registration


Latest News Ambode’s fate hangs in the balance as party insists on primary Osun Guber: PDP beats Aregbesola in Ijeshaland Missing General: Army recovers bus door Ban of Ohanaeze causes stir APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying Activities pick up in Delta State IDP Camp; Asaba Camp records first birth Nigeria Air fiasco: Foreign investors, international community won’t take Nigeria serious again — Peter Obi Lagos sues for peace over hijab controversy Gombe, Taraba, no-go-areas for APC, others — Darius Ishaku warns Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Port Harcourt-bound foreign vessel APC to use Akwa Ibom to launch party to South-South — Presidential aide Kwankwaso picks son in-law, Abba Yusuf, for Kano governorship ticket


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,985 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,531 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,232 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,454 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,126 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,563 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,909 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,522 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,595 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,311 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,068 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,834 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,622) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,426) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,068) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,704) Religion (872) Sports (1,701) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera