Monday, November 23, 2015

Ekiti Workers: We Won’t Accept Payment In Batches

EKITI State workers have said they will not accept payment of their salaries in batches.
The workers told Governor Ayo Fayose during his interface with them in the 16 local governments.
Workers at the forum in Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area, suggested that the government could merge two months’ allocations to pay them once. The governor, has allayed workers’ fear that they may not receive November salary on time for Christmas.
The governor, at his monthly media chat, “Meet Your Governor”, said core civil servants would not be paid in the next batch.

He added that the payment would cover only workers in state-owned tertiary institutions.
Fayose assured workers at the weekend that his administration would not slash the minimum wage, despite the state’s financial challenges.
He said government was considering decentralising payment of salaries to ensure a smooth process.
The governor, however, added that the government and labour unions would agree on the mode of payment.

Fayose said: “I won’t reduce salaries. The N18,000 minimum wage is not even enough. I will never hold your money one extra day. The shortfall in the bailout fund will be redressed.”
The governor said a unit would be set up in the Governor’s Office to look into complaints on workers’ welfare.
He promised that when the Federal Government releases the balance of the bailout funds, pensioners would be paid.
The Nation.

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