Workers in Osun State have reportedly suspended their strike following the payment of two months salary by the government. The State Chairman of Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Jacob Adekomi, made the announcement after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with representatives of the state government.
Adekomi, who addressed journalists after signing the MoU, confirmed that the state government had paid workers’ salaries for January and February.
“Government has also agreed to pay the rest of the months owed immediately the bailout funds from the Federal Government were released. A committee comprising both the government and labour unions representatives will be set up to screen workers and pensioners in the state to ascertain the wage bill, the actual number of the workforce and the pensioners,’’ he said.
With the payment of two months salary, the Osun state workers are now being owed six months salaries.