The Rivers State Public
Service Joint Negotiating Council has lauded the state government over the prompt salary payments to its workforce on monthly basis.
Speaking to The Tide in Port Harcourt yesterday, the union’s state Chairman, Comrade Chukwu Emecheta, said that despite the dwindling revenue allocation from the Federation Account to the state, the state government has lived up to the expectation of its workforce through prompt salary payment on regular monthly basis.
Chukwu stressed that the workers are impressed with the state governor’s humility and understanding of the plight of the state workers with the determination to address their problems.
The union leader added that the state government after the biometric exercise to identify the actual size of the state’s workforce is assiduously committed to improving the welfare of the workers through people-oriented policies, stressing that the state government should extend similar gesture to teachers in primary and post-primary schools over their arrears of salary.
He said that the union would soon carry out an enlightenment programme in partnership with other labour unions to sensitise workers of the state of their rights and the positive impact of the present administration’s good governance and development strides in the midst of dwindling revenue.
He called on the state government to give a facelift to the facilities at the state secretariat, stressing that some of the facilities are obsolete and deserve replacement to facilitate expeditious working condition for the workers.
He cautioned the workers against truancy and lateness to duty, adding that the union leadership cannot condone such acts from the workers.
He said that the union would continue to solicit for better welfare for workers especially in the midst of the nation’s economic recession and hardship on the part of the workers.