Saturday, November 28, 2020

Meeting of Ondo state government with labour leaders over issues of disagreement holds tomorrow

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The Ondo state government says it will meet with the organised labour tomorrow following receipt of a letter on contentious issues over workers salaries and emoluments.

Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye said the Akeredolu administration is passionate about workers’ welfare and will continue to give them priority.

Orange FM’s Flora Iweanya reports that on Thursday 19th of November Organized Labour gave the government an 8-day ultimatum to settle workers’ accumulated salaries and deductions or face industrial action.

In the notice the Labour movement including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) called on government to urgently convene a meeting to discuss how to defray the outstanding salaries and allowances.

The Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Mr Niyi Fabunmi said the state government failed to honour previous agreements reached over their demands on salaries and deductions, adding that organized labour has a duty to protect the interest of civil servants.

Responding the Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye assured organized labour of government’s readiness to interact with them and also find a lasting solution to the issues raised.