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Easter: TUC pleads with CRSG to extend wage awards, urges Christians to emulate Christ

The Trade Union Congress TUC, Cross River State Council has pleaded with the Government of Cross River State led by Governor Bassey Otu to fulfil its obligation to civil servants by extending the payment of wage awards.

This was disclosed in a statement by Comrade Monday Ogbodum, State Chairman of the TUC on Saturday, stressing that, “The negotiated palliative allowance, essential prior to the implementation of the wage awards, expired as of February 2024.”

Ogbodum added “This development, coupled with the recent decrease in salary payments and the suspension of the palliative allowance for March, has significantly reduced the take-home pay of civil and public servants.

“Consequently, they now find themselves at the receiving end of the prevailing economic challenges

“Despite these hurdles, the TUC assured the government of their unwavering commitment to the success of Prince Otu’s administration.”

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The TUC Chairman appealed to the workers to maintain hope, as the Organised Labor continues their engagement with the government to secure a more favourable outcome.

He encouraged them to commemorate this occasion with moderation and a spirit of gratitude.

He said, “As the Cross River State Government confronts the pressing issue of meeting the wage awards promptly, the TUC’s appeal echoes the concerns of many civil and public servants who have been adversely affected by the economic downturn.

“With ongoing negotiations between the Organised Labour and the government, hopes for an equitable resolution remain high.

“It is our hope that the government takes the necessary steps to address the dire needs of the workers, ensuring that the expired wage awards receive the deserved attention of extension.

“In doing so, they can demonstrate their commitment to upholding the well-being and fair treatment of their invaluable workforce, reaffirming their dedication to the people of Cross River State.”

The statement also extends the union’s warm wishes to Christians on the joyous occasion of Easter.

They used the opportunity to call on Christians to reflect upon the valuable lessons learned during this period of devout observance.

Ogbodum emphasised the significance of fervent prayers for the government at all levels, particularly in light of the challenging economic situation currently plaguing the nation.

The TUC Chairman urged Christians to implore God’s mercy upon the masses, praying for relief from their daily struggles.

Frank Ulom
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