Lalong Appeal To Striking JUSUN, Parliamentarian Workers To Call Off Strike Next Week
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has appealed to the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, and Parliamentary staff Union of Nigeria to suspend their industrial strike with the agreement reach with their Apex Unions in Abuja, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress over their autonomy.
Gov.Lalong appealed to the two unions in Jos at the Rwang Pam stadium on Saturday during the celebration of May Day.
He said the call became necessary because the governors have all agreed to implement the issue was concluded already.
Lalong expressed surprise with the manner people are spreading the rumor that it is only the state governors that are delaying the process but I want to assure workers that there is nothing of such the matter is before the president.
He added that we are all waiting for Mr. President to complete the signing and forward it to all the states and again Plateau state government has agreed to pay the N30, 000.00 minimum wages no going back.
The Governor assured that before next week the strike might have been over, we are only waiting for the official signing of the documents because as a Unionist I started when I was a lawyer so how would someone expect me to renege.
We are appealing that let them bring the documents and we shall sign it, adding that he has directed the Head of Service to assembly all the Union leaders by next week for the final signing of N30,000.00 minimum wage.
He promised to better the civil servants’ lives with the newly acquire landed properties at Rafiki to build an estate to reduce housing problems for the workers.
Lalong disclosed that his administration has concluded arrangements towards completion of abandoned projects and road construction across the 17 LGAs, he said, some governors are afraid to come to Workers Day celebration but here I’m coming to join you because I understand clearly what happen in Plateau in 2003.
He advised civil servants shouldn’t allow themselves to be used by play politicians to truncate the good work they’re doing, we need to build synergy to tackle some of the challenges rather than confrontational.