The Kwara State Government has rescinded its recent order cutting the number of workdays for state employees from five to three.
The earlier order was made when the Federal government eliminated fuel subsidies last month.
Infostride News recalls that on June 5, 2023, the state government announced the reduction of working days from five to three in a letter from the office of the state Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole, in an effort to mitigate the impact of the removal of the fuel subsidy on state government employees.
To mitigate the impact of the subsidy cut, the federal government and organized labor are currently working out the modalities for more efficient interventions, and on June 26 the Head of Service reversed the instruction in a letter to the state’s MDA heads.
Soon, according to the letter, the government’s intervention will be made public.
“Because of this, it’s become necessary to go back to the way things were, when government workers keep regular hours for five days until an agreement is made between management and labor.
Therefore, I am tasked with informing all MDA Secretaries that the decision to return to a four-day workweek was rescinded, and that starting on July 10, 2023, all employees, regardless of classification, must return to the standard five-day workweek.
Workers who were not affected by the brief first reduction in workdays will get cash bonuses, according to the letter.
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