Breaking: Ondo approves payment of five months’ deductions, hazard allowance for health workers

Ondo State Government has approved full payment of deductions for the state from February to June 2020.

It has also approved payment of 68% June salary and pension of the local government service and 2018 leave bonus for workers for grade seven to 17 in all services.

Also approved is the Special COVID-19 hazard and risk allowance for May 2020 for  medical and health workers be paid without any delay.

The 2019 Leave bonus for workers for 2019 in all services was also approved

The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo disclosed this  at a press briefing in Akure .

He said special attention was paid to seven items which the government and leadership of labour unions decided to focus upon at a several meetings.

Mr. Ojogo said payment of some of the entitlements as demanded by labour unions has been approved by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

The state workers had threatens to go on strike over unpaid deductions

A letter signed by State Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) and dated 10th July, 2020, Comrade Oluwaniyi Fabunmi, had said the strike action would be the first in Akeredolu’s administration.

Among the demands made were payment of December 2016 salary for local government and SUBEB staff, January 2017 salary for all government workers, 2018 and 2019 leave bonuses, February 2020 to June 2020 salary deductions, COVID-19 hazard allowance for health workers and 50 percent pension arrears for November 2018.