Cross River State Governor, Benedict Ayade

A long month strike by the workers’ union in Cross river has ended. The Action Committee of organized labor announced this earlier today. According to the statement released today, the suspension of this strike was because of the intervention of monarchs and a signed memorandum of understanding between government officials and the labor union.
In addressing the workers of the state, a Bulletin 17 was released titled, ‘Suspension of strike action,’ issued by the Action Committee of organized labour, said, “Following the agreement reached with the government, through the mediation of the state Traditional Rulers’ Council led by Etinyin Etim Okon Edet, the strike action is hereby suspended forthwith. The Action Committee, on behalf of the leadership sincerely appreciates your doggedness and solidarity throughout the period of the action. “Be assured of the leadership steadfastness in looking out for the welfare of all workers. Comrades, every little step taken draws us closer to freedom.”
The MoU was signed on behalf of the state government by the Head of Service, Mrs Geraldine Akpet-Ekanem; Special Adviser Labour, Effiong Ita Umo and other officials, while on the part of labour, the state branch chairman of the NLC, Comrade Benedict Ukpepi; the chairman state Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Comrade Godwin Otei; the state chairman Trade Union Congress, Comrade Monday Ogbodum and others signed.
In Cross river, Organized labour comprises Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Public Service Negotiating Council.

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