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Osun workers suspend strike

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Osun workers suspend strike

Osun State Government workers have suspended the strike action embarked upon to force government to stop paying them half salaries.

The workers, on Saturday night, announced the suspension of the strike after signing a memorandum of understanding with the representatives of the state government.

The MoU was signed on behalf of the workers by the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Tunde Adekomi; Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Bayo Adejumo among others while the, Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Bola Oyebamiji; the Head of Service, Dr. Fetus Oyebade and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola signed on behalf of the  state government.

It was, however, stated in the document that payment of full salaries would resume fully by the second quarter of 2018.

The MoU read in part, “The state government has further approved henceforth 100 per cent payment of monthly pensions for retirees earning N30,000 and below while other retirees not in the said category shall however be paid 75 per cent of their monthly pensions.

“The state government shall effect the payment of full salary for the month of December, 2017 for its entire workforce and pensioners which is made possible as a result of the Paris Club refund received by the government.

“Modalities for subsequent payment of salaries and pensions between January  2018 and second quarter of the year will be addressed by the standing committee on appropriation  on payment of salaries and critical expenses of government.

Payment of full salaries and pensions will commence by the second quarter of the year 2018.”

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