Workers Suspend 7-Week-Old Strike In Oyo State

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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 even as workers were urged to resume with immediate effect.

The decision to call off the 7-week-old strike action came after a 10-day of 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.

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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.

The state government also agreed to give two months moratorium to workers who had obtained loans from banks in view of current economic hardship.

It further agreed that the issue of promotion arrears will be addressed as soon as civil servants, public servants, teachers in public primary and secondary schools resume.

Also, the two parties resolved that the trump up charges levelled against labour leaders in court be vacated.

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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