OYO STATE WORKERS SUSPEND 7-WEEK-OLD STRIKE
The national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has on Monday night resolved to suspend the indefinite strike of the labour movement in Oyo State as workers are urged to resume with immediate effect.
The decision to call off the 7-week-old strike action came after a 10-day peaceful parley and negotiations between the state government and the leadership of organised labour.
Confirming the suspension of the industrial action, the Vice President of NLC, Comrade Solomon Adelegan, stated that the strike was called off following an agreement that government would immediately commence the payment of outstanding January salary while February salary would be paid in two weeks time, when the state would have got the next federal government allocation.
Also, the Chairman of NLC in the state, Comrade Waheed Olojede confirmed the suspension of the strike around 11.30pm on Monday, said it was based on the agreement among the parties.
Speaking on the outcome of the meeting in the company of the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Olalekan Alli, and other members of the negotiation committee, Adelegan also said that the government had promised not to penalise any worker for their perceived action or inaction in the suspended strike.
He disclosed that the leadership of the union agreed to suspend the strike based on the fact that the state government has decided to pay two months salaries arrears of workers, plead with the banks to exclude workers who are owing them from deduction of their debt from the two months salaries to be paid as well as the release outstanding promotion letters to workers.
On clearing the remaining outstanding salaries, labour and government resolved that the joint negotiation committee will continue to work on ways to ensure regular payment of salaries and ways of increasing the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.
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