Ondo Govt, Labour Agree On N30,000 Minimum Wage, Begins Payment This January

The Ondo State government and her labour unions on Saturday agreed on payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage starting from January this year.

This was after a series of negotiations between the government and labour leaders.

The labour unions led by the NLC, JNC and TUC agreed on full payment of the new wage from level six downwards, while level seven above had experienced consequential adjustment.

The state’s head of service, Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye, thanked the labour leaders for maintaining harmony noting that the state government would continue to prioritise workers’ welfare.

Aragbaye said government had also approved 33 per cent for those who retired before 2014, and peculiar allowances for some workers.

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Responding, the Joint Council chairman, Oyesanmi Ilesanmi, NLC chairman, Sunday Adeleye and his counterpart from TUC, Comrade Helen Odofin, appreciated the state government for regular payment of salaries and allowances since 2017.

The labour leaders also cautioned against retrenchment or downsizing of workers under any disguise and solicited for the recruitment of more workers in the state’s civil service.

Aragbaiye signed the agreement on behalf of government,while the JNC chairman, the NLC chairman, and the TUC chairman signed for the organised labour and workers.

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