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Ondo state government and labour to meet on Monday over areas of disagreement

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The Ondo state government says it has received a letter from labour leaders requesting a meeting on contentious issues on workers salaries and emoluments.

Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye said government has already scheduled a meeting with the organised labour for Monday.

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

In the letter to Government, 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, JNC Niyi fabunmi said the state government failed to honour previous agreements reached over their demands on salaries and deductions

Fabunmi added that the organized labour has a duty to protect the interest of civil servants.

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

Governor Akeredolu has always promised to make workers welfare top priority and the government says he will not renege.