Ekiti LG Workers Suspend Strike

November 10, 2012

Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and CivicOrientation, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, Commissioner for Labour and Productivity, Mr Wole Apalara, Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development Chief Dayo Fadipe, and Chairman Local Government Service Commission, Hon. Adewunmi Ajayi during the signing of the agreement to call-off the Local Government Strike in Ekiti State.

Ekiti State Local Government workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have suspended their two-month old strike and called on their colleagues to return to work immediately.

The decision to end the strike was reached after negotiations that led to the signing of an agreement by representatives of Government and NULGE; witnessed by the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour.

Signing the agreement in Ado Ekiti on Friday, the State President of NULGE, Comrade Dele Ajayi urged the local government workers to resume work on Monday as the suspension of the strike is with immediate effect.

Ajayi commended the State Government for agreeing to meet the demands of the workers; saying this shows that the Fayemi-led administration meant well for workers.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Chief Dayo Fadipe commended NULGE for toeing the path of dialogue; saying that this shows that the two parties believe  in the vision to develop Ekiti State.

The agreement reads: ” Following the request from NULGE on the implementation of the National minimum wage for its members, several meetings were held and the following. Resolutions were reached on Wednesday 7th November 2012 that (I) the national minimum wage of N19,012.95. Should be implemented. For all categories of workers in the local government service with effect from 1st November 2012″.

It was also agreed that the implementation of CONMESS/CONHESS for qualified medical and health workers would commence with effect from 1st November, 2012 while the health workers will be deployed to the Primary Health Care Development Agency.

The leadership of NULGE would be involved in matters relating to the welfare of Local Government workers; the agreement reveals further.

The agreement added that no worker of the Local Government will be victimised for their roles during the just concluded strike.

The event was witnessed by the Commissioners for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, Labour and Productivity, Mr Wole Adewumi, Special Adviser Governor’s Office, Chief Biodun Akin Fasae and the chairman of the State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Aderemi Ajayi among others.

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