Ekiti Workers Suspend Strike, Sign Pact with Government

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Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Civil servants in Ekiti State will resume work on Monday after four weeks of industrial action, as labour leaders on Friday suspended their four-week-old strike following the signing of an agreement with the state government.

At a ceremony in Ado-Ekiti, the state government and the central labour unions agreed to a seven-point deal.

On the government side were the Secretary to the Government, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka, and the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo.

On the side of the labour were the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Oladipo Johnson, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ade Adesanmi and State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Odunayo Adesoye.

Among the resolutions agreed to were that the state government should, within seven days, conclude its request with commercial banks to restructure personal loans granted public servants with a view to giving them relief from loan repayment; payment of January 2016 salary mmediately and the payment of February salary as soon as Budget Support Fund is available.

Further details later