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The organised labour in Ekiti State on Monday called off the three-day warning strike embarked upon in the state public service over welfare and other issues.

The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council, had on Sunday ordered the commencement of the strike on Monday following the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum it earlier issued to the state government.

In the resolutions at the end of meeting between the state government and organised labour made available to journalists on Monday, it was stated that the strike had been called off “immediately”.

The document, entitled “Resolutions at the meeting of the meeting of the state government with the organised labour on the outstanding welfare issues of Ekiti State workers” was signed by the Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi; the Senior Special Assistant Labour, Chief Olayemi Esan; and Permanent Secretary, Service Matters, Mr Bayo Opeyemi for the government.

Signatories on the side of Labour are the state chairmen of NLC, Kolapo Olatunde; TUC, Sola Adigun; and JNC, Kayode Fatomiluyi; and the secretaries of JNC, Gbenga Olowoyo; TUC,
Kuloogun Lawrence; and NLC, Taiwo Akinyemi.

Among the resolutions are “that state government will ensure continuous payment of the monthly gross salaries; and that payment of the financial benefits of 2015 promotion will be implemented in September while payments for 2017, 2017, 2018 and 2019 will follow”.

Others are “that outstanding deductions for the months of May and June 2020 will be paid in phases; and that government will pay the outstanding deductions, salaries and leave bonuses in phases”.

It was also resolved at the meeting “that other issues affecting public service relating to service matters shall be looked into in due course, and that negotiation on the implementation of the minimum wage and the consequential adjustment will resume as soon as COVID-19 subsides”.

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