To avert industrial action, the Ondo state government has paid six out of the seven-month salary arrears owed civil servants by the immediate past administration.
The organized labour including Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) have asked governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay all the salary arrears of the workers from the N20b Paris Club refund given to the state or they down tools.
The Chairman of state NLC, Tayo Ogunleye said weekend that “the state government has paid six out of the seven-month salary arrears with the promise to pay the remaining one month before the end of January.
Ogunleye denied that the leadership of the organized labour had compromised on the strike action but only negotiated with the government on the welfare of workers.
He said the government should not be waiting for an ultimatum from the labour unions before they yield to the demand of labour in the state. Read more