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Ekiti workers suspend 4-week strike

Civil servants in Ekiti State yesterday suspended their four-weeks-old strike following the signing of an agreement with the state government. Both sides agreed to a…

Civil servants in Ekiti State yesterday suspended their four-weeks-old strike following the signing of an agreement with the state government. Both sides agreed to a seven-point deal.
The government was represented by the Secretary to the Government, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr. Gbenga Faseluka and the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo.
Labour was represented by the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Oladipo Johnson, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ade Adesanmi and State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Odunayo Adesoye.
Among the resolutions agreed to were that the state government should within seven days conclude its request with commercial banks to restructure personal loans granted public servants, payment of January 2016 salary immediately and the payment of February salary as soon as Budget Support Fund is available.
Others were giving priority to government’s obligations to public servants, payment of September 2014 salary of primary school teachers as well as Leave Bonus of local government employees.
The others were making N10 million available monthly to gradually defray outstanding gratuities, release the report of the 2015 staff verification and monthly provision for capacity building of public servants.
 

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