Outstanding leave bonus: Strike looms as Ondo workers give Akeredolu three-day ultimatum

The organized labour in Ondo State has given the state government a
three-day ultimatum for all outstanding leave bonus to be paid to
workers in the state, or risk an industrial action.

Labour leaders stated that workers in the state's civil service will
down tools if their demand is not met by Friday.

According to the state chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, JNC,
Comrade Opeyemi Oloniyo, who briefed newsmen after a meeting of the
union leaders with the Governor of the state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on
Tuesday, said that the arrears of the 2017/2018 leave bonus was long
overdue, hence the ultimatum.

The labour leader also lamented recent delay in the payment of
workers' salaries by the state government.

"The Organized labour (NLC, TUC & JNC) other relevant leaders met with
the state government at the level of Head of Service with SA on Unions
Matters in attendance at the HOS office today Tuesday, 9th October,
2018 as regards the State and LG workers' salary and pensions arrears,
outstanding leave allowances, retired workers gratuity and tertiary
institutions subventions outstanding as workers were restive on what's
going on regards Paris Club Refund.

"It was therefore resolved that:

Payment of 2017 Leave Allowance to State & Local Government workers
should be effected before or by Friday, 12th October, 2018 to all
workers that the available fund could accommodate while others should
be paid before the month runs out.

"That salary, pensions and tertiary institutions' subventions should
be paid promptly and regularly.

"That committee should be set up to work on modality for the retired
workers gratuities payment in first come, first serve order.

"That 20% balance of October 2016 salary, full salary and pensions of
November and December 2016 as well as January 2017 should be paid to
state workers and pensioners from the Paris Club Refund released to
the state.

"That 15% balance of September 2016 salary, full salary and pensions
of October, November and December 2016 as well as January 2017 should
be paid to Local Government workers, Primary Schools Teachers and
pensioners from the Paris Club Refund released to the Local
Government," Oloniyo said.

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