TRIPARTITE COMMITTEE SET UP BY THE THE RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE ORGANIZED LABOUR IS TO COMMENCE SITTING NEXT WEEK.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 13, 2021
Rivers State Government has agreed with Rivers State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to address all pending labour concerns in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo said an agreement on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage of thirty thousand Naira which took effect from January 1, 2020 had been executed.
He disclosed this while speaking with newsmen shortly after a meeting between the State Government and Labour in Port Harcourt.
According to Dr. Danagogo, a Tripartite Committee to undertake detailed discussions of all outstanding issues has also been set up.
The SSG said, Rivers State Government had agreed and commenced payment of check-off dues and payment of arrears of salaries of Health Workers in the State public Service who participated in the sympathy strike of 2017 under the auspices of JOHESU.
He said that other issues raised by labour such as payment of arrears of minimum wage, promotion of Civil Servants from 2012, payment of gratuity to pensioners, payment of arrears of salaries to some Civil Servants who were not paid their February and March, 2016 salaries after the biometric Verification exercise and other matters would be discussed in details by the Tripartite Committee.
The Tripartite Committee is to commence sitting next week for a period of six weeks after which a report will be submitted to the government.
The meeting was attended by the State Head of Service, Rufus Godwins while on the part of Labour union were the Chairman of the State Labour Congress, Mrs. Beatrice Itubo, Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Pastor Jonah Austin, Chairman of the Joint Public Negotiating Council, Emecheta Chukwu and other labour leaders.