By Kunle Adedoyin
The Ondo State Government has agreed to pay N30,000 minimum wage to the workers in the state following a series of negotiations with the organised labour in the state.
This decision was announced after the meeting of both parties, held on Saturday. The labour unions were led to the meeting by the representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiation Council .
Also, the state legislature, judiciary, and other top government functionaries were also represented at the meeting.
The parties agreed on full payment of the new wage from level six downwards while level seven above had experienced consequential adjustment.
Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye, the state’s Head of Service, commended the labour leaders for maintaining industrial harmony, noting that the state government would continue to prioritise the workers’ welfare.
Aragbaye disclosed that the government had also approved 33 percent for those who retired before 2014 and peculiar allowances for some workers.
Also speaking, the JNC Chairman, Mr. 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