Ogun Government, Labour sign MOU to Civil End Civil Servants Strike

Ogun NLC Office

Ogun State Civil Servants have been directed to resume duty today, following the suspension of their two week old strike.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, issued the directive, while addressing the NLC Congress in Abeokuta, after a meeting of the labour leaders with Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

Wabba said the agreement they reached with the state government to suspend the strike was implementable, and the labour would monitor its full implementation.

He added that Amosun also promised to revisit the case of the sacked chairman of the NLC, Akeem Ambali, his Deputy, Dare Ilekoya and 14 Other Civil Servants.

The NLC President said the Governor asked for two weeks to consider their case.

Earlier, Wabba and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama, after eight hour meeting with governor Ibikunle Amosun announced the suspension of the strike.

The meeting which took place at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, was also attended by the Presidents of the National Joint Public Service Negotiating Council and National Union of Local Government Employees.

According to the memorandum of understanding signed with the labour leaders, the State Government it was agreed to pay the global deduction with the November salaries.

Also, part of the salaries deduction will be paid every 90 days, and when the state revenue improves, payment of all the deductions must be completed on or before May 2017.

The State Government also agreed to pay immediately one year arrears of check-off-dues of the Unions, while the outstanding gratuities of retired workers are to be cleared with N200 million every other month, effective from this month

The meeting also agreed to set up a Joint Committee of Government and Labour to look at the issue of the Contributory Pension Scheme and Submit its report to the Government within 90 days.

They also agreed to set up another Joint Committee to look into the Cases of Civil Servants who had completed payment of loans whose salaries are still being deducted.

Also, it was agreed that Civil Servants who had completed repaying their loans should be allowed to exit the co-operative societies.

The State Government will also release the year 2015 promotion of the Civil Servants immediately, and that none of the civil servants would be victimized for joining the strike.

The meeting also agreed to set up a quarterly meeting of labour and government to promote industrial harmony.

Meanwhile, Governor Amosun, has said it would be difficult for the state government to pay the November salaries, following the effect of the suspended strike on the revenue of the state.

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