Oyo State Workers Call Off Strike

Channels Television  
Updated June 5, 2015

OyoThe Oyo State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called off its two-week old strike, ordering members to resume work effective Monday June 8 2015.

The State Chairman of the union, Waheed Olojede, disclosed this to journalists in Ibadan at the end of a joint negotiation meeting between Labour and government representatives, led by the State Head of Service, Mr Soji Eniade.

Olojede explained that the state government has accepted Labour’s demands and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pay the workers all outstanding arrears as soon as the next allocation comes in.

The Head of Service, however, noted that government has proven its determination to open up to workers in the area of government finance, especially on federal allocation received monthly.

He said the union has informed the NLC national headquarters of this recent development and decision to end the industrial action.

The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had on Thursday, expressed optimism that the dialogue between the government and Labour would not extend beyond the week as a mutually acceptable solution has been found to address the the issue.