10th August, 2011
Workers in Oyo State today suspended an indefinite strike action embarked upon since last week to force the government of Senator Abiola Ajimobi to implement N18,000 minimum wage recently passed into law by the Federal Government.
Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Oyo State Chapter, Olanrewaju Bashiru said that the suspension was sequel to the agreement the state government signed today with workers.
Bashiru said that all the workers will tomorrow gather at the Labour House where they will be officially informed that the strike action has been suspended and that they should proceed to their respective offices.
He said that the government will pay N13, 000 for July’s salary while commencing N18, 000 minimum wage from August.
He commended the state government for a slash in tax payable by workers by 10 percent stressing that the government has further promised further cuts.
By Gbenro Adesina