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Osun Workers Receive Salary, End Strike

Posted: Jul 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Workers in Osun State on Monday called off a weeks-long strike after receiving payment of two months’ salary arrears.

State chapter chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Jacob Adekomi, announced the suspension of the strike after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with representatives of the state government.

Adekomi, who addressed journalists after signing the MoU, said the state government had paid salaries for January and February.

“Government has also agreed to pay the rest of the months owed immediately the bailout funds from the Federal Government are released.

“A committee comprising both the government and labour unions’ representatives will be set up to screen workers and pensioners in the state to ascertain the wage bill, the actual number of the workforce and the pensioners,” he said.

 

Osun State Head of Service, Olayinka Owoeye, who led the state government’s team, commended the labour unions for their understanding and promised that the state government would honour the agreement.