Tuesday 26 July 2016

Oyo Workers Suspends Seven Months Indefinite Strike

The protracted strike of Oyo State workers over the non-payment of salaries has been called off after an initial agreement with the State Government. 

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State
The National Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has ordered the suspension of seven weeks indefinite strike against the non payment of workers salary and allowances in the state.

It will be recalled that the state government based on the agreement with the national leaders of the union, set up a 14 man committee two weeks ago from both the government and labour sides to deliberate on how to resolve the industrial impasse.

The strike was called off after a joint Memorandum of Understanding signed by the 14 man committee which includes: the Secretary to the State Government, Ishmael Alli, Chairman of NLC in the State, Waheed Olojede, Head of Service, Soji Eniade, and Commissioner for Finance, Abimbola Adekanmbi.

The National Vice-President (Southwest), of NLC , Comrade Solomon Adelegan declared the strike off around 11:15pm on Monday.

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.

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.

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