Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has agreed to pay workers in Ondo State the N30,000 new minimum wage beginning from January 2020.
The labour leaders of 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(HoS)Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye thanked the labour leaders for maintaining religious harmony noting that the state government would continue to prioritize the workers’ welfare.
Aragbaye said the government had also approved 33 per cent for those who retired before 2014 and peculiar allowances for some workers Responding to the Joint Council.
Chairman, Oyesanmi Ilesanmi, NLC chairman, Sunday Adeleye and his counterpart from TUC Comrade Helen Odofin appreciated the state’s government for regular payment of salaries and allowances since 2017.
The labour leaders who cautioned against retrenchment or downsizing of workers under any disguise solicited recruitment of more workforce in the state’s civil service.
Aragbaiye signed the agreement on behalf of the government, the JNC chairman; the NLC Chairman, and the TUC chairman signed for the organised labour and workers.