Osun workers get back to work after a part pay

Workers in Osun resumed work on Tuesday after a seven-week strike called by the state labour unions.

The state and local government workers had been working without pay.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that workers in Osogbo Local Government were seen tidying up their offices at the council secretariat that had been locked for seven weeks.

A staff of the local government, Mr Maufu Abdullahi, told NAN that workers resumed work following the directive they received from their union leaders suspending the strike on Monday.

He said workers had received bank alerts of one month salary (January) with a promise that they’ll get February’s salary on Thursday this week, while the remaining months would be paid when the federal government bailout fund is released.

NAN reports that workers in the state government secretariat, Abere, were seen sparsely in their departments. Some were in groups discussing the situation while others were putting their offices in order.

One of the workers told NAN under the condition of anonymity that workers still had reasons to doubt the seriousness and sincerity of the state government to pay the February salary on Thursday.

He said the doubt being expressed by the workers was based on the antecedents of the government in the recent past.

The NLC Chairman in the state, Mr Jacob Adekomi, called off the strike on Monday after the unions had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government’s representatives.


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