Ekiti civil servants have backtracked on their three-day warning strike barely 12 hours after it kick-started
Naija News Understands that Governor Fayemi had summoned the meeting of Labour leaders in the state shortly after the organised Labour issued the strike notice, to press home demands relating to payment of unpaid benefits.
However, In the communique issued at the end of the trouble shooting parley held by government and labour delegations, government agreed to immediately effect the financial benefits of 2015 promotion by September, 2020, while that of the 2016 to 2019 will follow.
During the negotiation, the Head of Service, Mrs Peju Babafemi, Senior Special Assistant on Labour Matters, Com. Oluyemi Esan and the Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Service Matters, Mr. Bayo Opeyemi led government’s delegation that met with the labour leaders.
The communique jointly signed by the two negotiating sides leading to the suspension of the strike reads:
“That government will continue to pay the gross salaries of workers.
“That government will effect payment of financial benefits for 2015 promotion by September while that of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 will follow.
“That payment of outstanding deduction for the month of May, 2020 to be paid in phases and to pay outstanding deductions, salaries and leave bonuses in phases.
“That negotiation on the implementation of the new minimum wage and consequential adjustment will resume as soon as COVID-19 subsides.
“That other issues affecting public service in relation to service matters shall be looked into.
“Therefore, the three days warning strike proposed to commence on Monday, 3rd August, 2020, is called off immediately”, it stated