The three-day warning strike embarked upon by government workers in Ekiti State has been called off.
The strike, which is aimed at pressing home some demands of the workers, was called off consequent upon the agreement reached between representatives of the government and organized labour, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC).
The agreement was signed on behalf of the government by the Head of Service, Peju Babafemi; Senior Special Assistant on Labour Matters, Olayemi Esan and Permanent Secretary Office of Establishment and Service Matters, Bayo Opeyemi.
The NLC chairman, Comrade (Pharm.) Kolapo Olatunde; NLC Secretary, Comrade Taiwo Akinyemi; TUC Chairman, Sola Adigun; TUC Secretary, Kuloogun Lawrence as well as JNC Chairman, Kayode Fatomiluyi and Secretary, Gbenga Olowoyo signed on behalf of the Organized Labour.
The agreement reads; “The Organised Labour in Ekiti State on 17th July 2020 issued 14-Day Ultimatum to the State Government on some outstanding issues on the welfare of workers in the public service. Following the meeting of Government Officials with the leadership of labour on Sunday, 2nd August 2020, an agreement was reached with the Organised Labour as follows:
“The state government will ensure the continuous payment of the monthly gross salaries of workers.
“That the payment of the financial benefits of the 2015 promotion benefits will be implemented in September, 2020 while the payment for the subsequent years – 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 will follow.
“That the outstanding deductions for the months of May and June 2020 will be paid in phase.
“That government will pay the outstanding deductions, salaries and leave bonuses in phases.
“That negotiation on implementation of the minimum wage and consequential adjustment will resume as soon as the COVID 19 subsides.
“That other outstanding issues affecting public service relating to service matters shall be looked into in due course.
“That the 3-Day warning strike proposed to commence on Monday, 3rd August 2020 is called off immediately.”