Just In: After 30 days, Ekiti workers agree to go back to work

After being on strike for 30 days, labour leaders in Ekiti have reached an agreement with the state government to return to work.

The state’s workers on May 25, embarked on a strike action in protest of five months salary arrears and other issues.

During a meeting of both parties, it was agreed that no worker or representative of labour would be punished or victimised as a result of the strike, among 6 other resolutions which were adopted.

It was also resolved that the state government would conclude its request with commercial banks to restructure personal loans granted public servants, within seven days.

The state government is expected to pay two months’ salaries while that of January 2016 is expected to be paid immediately after the suspension of the strike.

As soon as the Budget Support Fund is available, payment would be also made for February 2016 salary.

The Ekiti state government was represented at the truce meeting by Secretary to the Government, Modupe Alade; the Head of Service, Gbenga Faseluka; and the Chief of Staff, Dipo Anisulowo.

Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Oladipo Johnson; the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ade Adesanmi; and state Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Odunayo Adesoye – all represented labour.

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