By Violet Isek
The organised labor in Cross River State on Tuesday declined the offer of the governor, Senator Ben Ayade to pay salaries for the month of June today (Wednesday).
Governor Ayade while addressing members drawn from the two arms of the organised labor; the Nigerian Labor enu (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) had threatened to pay June salaries if provoked.
But, echoes of “No” rented the air at the U.J Esuene stadium, venue for the 2018 International Workers Day celebration.
Mr. Ayade had directed the payment of May salaries on April 30th, just five days after paying April salaries while local government staff and primary health care staff received theirs while the activities to mark the celebration were ongoing.
And, in keeping with tradition of long speeches by labor leaders on the International Workers Day, the NLC Chairman in the state, Comrade John Ushie accompanied by his counterpart in the TUC, Comrade Clarkson Otu hailed Mr. Ayade and endorsed him for a second term in office.
The endorsement comes after a lull in similar activities which saw Mr. Ayade visit the three senatorial districts in the state in February and March.
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