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Oyo Govt, Labour Reach Truce Over Strike

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...Resumes negotiation Wednesday as workers suspend strike

By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
The Oyo State Government has entered a negotiation with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state with the hope of resolving the labour unrest which led to a three-day warning strike by the union.
The negotiation, which was chaired by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Olalekan Alli, had in attendance leaders of the NLC, TUC and JNC.
While speaking at the meeting held at the Conference room of the Head of Service, Alh. Alli stated that the state government would continue to advance the course of the workers in the state, assuring that the industrial peace in the state would not be disrupted.
He pointed out that the state government would do everything possible to ensure the peaceful co-existence between it and the labour was sustained.
In his remark, the NLC chairman in the state, Com. Waheed Olojede said negotiations on the lingering labour crises would continue on Wednesday next week, while assuring that workers interest would be protected.
He, however, directed that the three-day warning strike should be suspended, ordering the workers to resume work on Monday 29.
Workers in the state had on the directive of the labour leaders proceeded on a three-day warning strike, which commenced on Wednesday to demand for the reinstatement of about 250 sacked workers of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.
other issues that prompted the strike included the alleged unpaid pensions and gratuities of the retired primary school teachers accumulating to 56 months and stall in workers’ promotion since 2010.

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