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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Workers in Ondo State May Suspend Proposed Strike After Meeting with State Government

The Ondo state government has reached an agreement with organized labour unions to suspend the proposed indefinite strike over unpaid workers salaries and allowances.

At a joint meeting held at the governor's office, Alagbaka, Akure, the government agreed to pay all outstanding allowances and deductions for March and April within twenty four hours.

The labour unions also directed the payment of May salary of local government workers and primary school teachers across the state while other state workers would be paid after the sharing of next federation allocation.


Speaking with newsmen, the state chairman of the public service Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Comrade Sunday Adeleye threatened that the unions would embark on the strike if government failed to honour the agreements in the next twenty four hours.

In an interview, the State Head of service, Mr Toyin Akinkuotu promised that government was committed to workers' welfare and would fulfill its part of the agreement.

The peace meeting was attended by The Special Adviser to the governor on labour matters, Mr Dayo Fadahunsi and the permanent Secretary, ministry of finance as well as the chairmen and secretaries of various labour unions in the state.

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