James Sowole in Akure
After four days of extensive deliberations with the State Government representatives, organised labour in Ondo State late Thursday suspended the one month strike declared to press home their demand for payment of five months’ workers’ salary arrears.
The Chairman of the State Joint Negotiation Council (JNC), Mr Sunday Adeleye, announced the suspension of the action, which had crippled all government activities while the strike lasted, at 11.00pm after the labour and the government parties signed the agreement to end the crisis.
While the trio of the chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mrs Bosede Daramola, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Soladoye Ekundayo and JNC, Mr Sunday Adeleye signed on behalf of labour, the Head of Service, Mr Tony Akinkuotu, Commissioner for Finance, Mr Yele Ogundipe and Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, signed for the government.
After exhaustive deliberations and based on the available funds, an 11-point resolution was made by the parties, which centred mainly on the payment of outstanding salaries and other issues of workers’ welfare.
Further details later