Gov. Bassey Otu Meets Organised Labour, Set To Unveil Plans To Reduce Workers’ Suffering

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By Sylvia Akpan, Government House Correspondent

The Executive Governor of Cross River State Sen. Bassey Edet Otu has met with the organized labour in the state to discuss plans for subsidy removal, as well as other issues bothering workers’ welfare.

The meeting which was held behind closed doors was attended by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Gregory Ulayi, his counterpart from the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Monday Ogbodum as well as the Chairman of the State Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Raymond Afo.

In a brief meeting with the Government House Correspondents, the State Chairman of NLC Gregory Ulayi posited that “We met with the Governor as organized labour, and the way forward on a plethora of issues, and the discussions were fruitful.

“We have discussed and we all agreed and the Governor gave us five days to call us back to see what he can do to reduce the sufferings of workers.”

The labour leaders said workers in Cross River State are very hopeful, explaining that from their interactions with the Governor, they will smile in a few days to come.

“The Governor also spoke about the issue of palliative because of the removal of fuel subsidy and he assured us that he is going to do the needful.

“We also discussed the implementation of promotion, and he regretted the sufferings of workers in the state, and promised he was going to attend to it.”

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