Ondo won’t retrench workers over minimum wage implementation- Head of Service

Ondo State Head of Service(HoS), Mr Dare Aragbaiye has assured public servants that none of them would be retrenched as a result of the implementation of the N30,000.00 new minimum wage.

Aragbaiye, who gave the assurance while featuring on a Radio Personality programme “Guest of the week” said this is part of the agreement reached between the Organised Labour and the State Government.

He said the agreement was signed based on the economic realities in the state and the ability of the government to sustain payment of salaries and allowances as at when due.

Aragbaiye also assured workers that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is committed to the payment of the remaining outstanding salaries owed by the immediate past administration and the arrears of leave bonus for 2018 and 2019.

Besides, pensioners in the state would begin to enjoy implementation of the 33 percent basic Pension increase with effect from January, 2020, he stated.

He enjoined all workers to rededicate themselves to the service of the government and the people of the state to justify the implementation of the new minimum wage