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…union leaders, government agreed on implementations of demand.
The industrial action embacked upon two days ago was called off few hours ago after both parties agreed on the demands and the time of implementation.
The government team led by the Secretary to the state government,Alh. Salisu Shuaibu,met with the Union leaders and agreement was reached as the industrial action was called off.
The agreement jointly signed by both parties brought to an end the disagreements on labour issues.
The meeting discussed all the issues requested for ranging from the proposed 2020 Pension Amendment Bill, Leave Bonus Allowance, Outstanding Promotions (years 2018, 2019 and 2020), Implementation of the signed New Minimum Wage, Payment of Gratuity and Payment of Gross Salary were agreed on.
The labour acknowledged the willingness of the State Government to meet the requests and thereby considered thoroughly the affordability and sustainability on the part of the State Government towards accommodating the resultant increments on the present financial standing of the State.
After extensive deliberations on each of the request, the meeting unanimously resolved as follows;Implementation of the Signed New Minimum Wage: the State Government agreed to commence implementation effective from October, 2020.
Payment of Gratuity: The State Government agreed to earmark the sum of N500,000,000.00 for the clearance of Gratuity on quarterly basis while payment would commence latest by January, 2021.
Outstanding Promotions (years 2018, 2019 and 2020): The Ogun State Government agreed to commence the process of the outstanding 2018, 2019 and 2020 Promotion Exercise with immediate effect.
Year 2020 Pension Amendment Bill: The meeting agreed to suspend actions on the proposed Year 2020 Pension Amendment Bill with the plan to constitute a Committee comprising both representatives of Government and Labour Sides to take an in-depth look into the issue;
Review of other demands: The meeting also agreed that other demands by Organized Labour would be subjects of joint reviews, the first of which will be in March, 2021.
The Labour team will make an immediate public pronouncement to call off the strike action.
The labour team appreciates the commitment of government to sustain payment of Gross Salary henceforth.
No reprisal of any kind will be meted on any person(s) for his/her role(s) in the just concluded resolution of this industrial action.
The state government hoped that the entire workers in the State will reciprocate the good gestures of the Government with continued dedications, loyalty and efficiency in the discharge of their duties.