Osun Workers Call-Off Strike
Osun State civil servants can now relax and enjoy their New Year holiday.
They embarked on a strike action on December 22, and after three working days of action, major issues appear to have been resolved.
Calling off the strike on Saturday, the Joint Labour Unions in Osun said it has met with the government and their demands have been met and a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed.
State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Jacob Adekomi said the state government has agreed to pay workers full salary for the month of December from the N6.3 billion Paris Club Refund received from the federal government.
He added that Governor Rauf Aregbesola has approved the release of N1 billion to cover bond certificate of civil servants that retired on contributory pension scheme, while pensioners would now be paid full pension henceforth.
According to him, the government has equally lifted embargo on promotion, confirmation of appointments, advancement and inter-cadre conversions and yearly increment with immediate effect.
Adekomi however said the payment of full salaries and pension would commence by the second quarter of 2018.
Speaking on behalf of the government, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, lauded the workers for their sacrifice, understanding and perseverance, saying that the workers have been supportive.
He added that the state government was also not happy with paying modulated salary to the workers, stressing that the governor was very committed to the welfare of its staff.
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