The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the on-going industrial action. Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment of salary shortfalls. According to him, the Federal Government is also in the process of releasing another N20 billion for payment of earned allowances for university lecturers. Meanwhile, the ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive...
Oyo State government has decried a report that it has not paid its workers since the beginning of this year. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Many patients in the various Oyo state owned hospitals have cried out over their inability to access health care provisions across the state due to the industrial action embarked upon by the state civil servants. Some of the relatives of the patients were found at traditional herb dealers to provide cure to their sick ones following the closure of hospitals. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
Streets sweepers in Oyo State today peacefully demonstrated in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State over non-payment of their salaries for the past three months. The sweepers, majorly elderly women, who lamented that it was so sad that the authority is so callous to owe them salary of just N7500 called on the agency in charge of their recruitment to immediately pay their salary. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email
The Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State, Waheed Olojede, spoke yesterday of workers’ excitement with the new deal of using the state’s federal allocation for payment of salaries. Olojede, who spoke with our correspondent yesterday, said he had been receiving telephone calls from workers since Friday, thanking him and members of his negotiating team for getting such a good deal from the government. The NLC chairman explained that dialogue remained an effective tool in getting good welfare for workers without necessarily being confrontational. The labour leader expressed satisfaction with the new deal, saying it would go far in...
By Tayo Johnson The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, yesterday suspended its two-month-old strike. The doctors began an indefinite strike on October 1 to protest anomalies in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) recently introduced by the Federal Government. They said they will continue the strike, if the government fails to correct the anomalies in the next one month. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email