Organised labour in Ogun on Wednesday suspended its two-week strike, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The suspension of the strike was announced in Abeokuta by the state Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC), Abiodun Olakanmi.
Olakanmi, who addressed civil servants in the state at the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Secretariat, directed them to return to work on Thursday.
NAN reports that the development followed a tripartite meeting held on Wednesday in Abeokuta between officials of the state government and representatives of labour at the state and national level.
The meeting, which commenced at 10.am. at the Governor’s Office, ended at 6.pm with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), a copy of which was given to the NAN.
NAN reports that the workers commenced an indefinite strike action on Oct. 20 to protest non-remittance of 12 months deductions from workers’ salaries among other claims.
The meeting agreed that outstanding deductions should be paid on or before May, 2017.
It also agreed that one year arrears of check- off dues should be immediately offset while the government should set aside N200 million every other month for payment of outstanding gratuities effective November.
The meeting also agreed that the 2015 promotion result be released immediately while a quarterly meeting between the government and labour should be held to promote industrial harmony.
It agreed that a joint committee of both government and labour should be set up to consider issues concerning the contributory pension scheme and submit a report to the government within 90 days.
Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, who also addressed newsmen after the meeting, apologised to all Nigerians over the industrial action in Ogun.
He said that as a responsible employer of labour, the government realised its responsibility to pay salaries to its employees.
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