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Workers suspend strike after Ekiti Govt met demands [update]

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The Ekiti State organised labour has suspended the warning industrial action embarked upon to demand members’ entitlements from the state government.

Organised labour announced the suspension in a communique jointly signed by the two negotiating sides leading to the suspension of the strike.

The strike began early Monday but was immediately suspended indefinitely after the government expressed readiness to meet some of the Union’s demands.

The communique reads: “That government will continue to pay the gross salaries of workers.

“That government will effect payment of financial benefits for 2015 promotion by September while that of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 will follow.

“That payment of outstanding deduction for the month of May, 2020 to be paid in phases and to pay outstanding deductions, salaries and leave bonuses in phases.

“That negotiation on the implementation of the new minimum wage and consequential adjustment will resume as soon as COVID 19 subsides.

“That other issues affecting public service in relation to service matters shall be looked into.

“Therefore, the three days warning strike proposed to commence on Monday, 3rd August, 2020 , is called off immediately.”

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