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Ondo Organised Labour Defends Govt Over 50 Percent Salary To Workers

The Organised Labour has analysed reason why Akeredolu led government is paying 50 percent to workers as November salary.This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the leadership of the organised labour in the state.

The statement said:

“You will all recall that earlier in the year, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu publicly announced that borrowing to augment salary payment was no longer sustainable as hitherto done.

“Sequel to the above, and in line with its promise to always carry Labour along in matters of salary payment, a meeting between Government and Labour held on Wednesday 27th January, 2021 with the government side competently led by the Head of Service to look into and discuss receipts from FAAC.

“Documents showing Federal Allocation receipts for the month of December, 2020 but shared in January 2021 were presented to Labour.

“A cursory look into the evidence of receipts and payment schedules revealed that; The sum of N2.3bn was the net allocation after the deductions of government obligations.

“The total gross salary (Net + Deductions) payable to all categories of workers i.e.
CORE CIVIL SERVICE
TESCOM
JUDICIARY
PARLIAMENTARY STAFF
THE FOUR (4) TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
UNIMEDTH
OWENA PRESS and
OSOPADEC sums up to N5.21bn.

“Flowing from the above reality therefore, it was agreed that payment of Percentage Gross Salary (Net + Deduction) for the month of November, 2020 be effected.

“With the net sum received, the percentage payable herewith is to be augmented from the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) by government to make the payment 50% across board.

“It was agreed at the meeting that, before the payment of December 2020 salaries, the balance of November 2020 which is 50% MUST first be paid as a matter of PRIORITY.

“Organised Labour practically in agreement with government adopted in its entirety the model in use by Local Government/SUBEB for salary payment going forward.

“This release becomes imperative for the purpose of information sharing among our members as further clarification should be directed to the leadership of our affiliate Unions.”

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