Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the State Government of Osun will in the next few days begin the payment of full salaries of Civil Servants for the month of August 2018.
The government according to investigations will also pay 4 months salary arrears of 2015.
The payments will also include 2016 Leave Bonus for all categories of workers.
The payment will also cover for all categories of Pensioners and mechanisms in place for Full Salaries to be in place henceforth.
Exclusive information gathered in Osogbo on Monday reveal that the decision was reached at a meeting by the leadership of Labour Unions with Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Sunday night.
A top government source also told OsunDefender that the government negotiating team led by the new Chief of Staff, Alhaji Rasaq Salinsile showed its readiness to offset the remaining arrears after it receives the last tranche of the Pairs Club Refund of the Federal Government which is said to be about N16bn in the next few weeks.
However, a meeting to ratify the agreements between Labour and Government was held on Monday evening in Osogbo.
The Labour Unions in the state led by Comrade Jacob Adekomi in a statement shared on Whatsapp Platforms on Tuesday morning appreciated the government for the gesture.
Read the Full Statement here:
There is Hope…..
On behalf of the Three Labour Centres in the State of Osun, i want to personally appreciate all Labour leaders in the State, all Pensioners and all workers who are employees of the State Government for your support, commmitment , steadfastness, painstaking and perseverance during the Salaries and Pensions crisis in the State in the past three years.
The Journey had been tough , it was a time when workers had been made to swallow bitter pills in other for us to save our jobs. It was a time, when the centres in families can not hold.
However, despite all these you have never withdrawn your support for us and you had shown enough understanding and maturity.
I want to assure you that the era of modulated Salaries and Pensions is gone forever in the State and by God’s grace it shall never rear its ugly head again. This is because the State Government and Labour have put in place machineries and enough commitment on the part of the Authority to sustain so.
The Government at different fora has promised to offset our Arrears of Salaries and Pensions necessitated by the Modulated payment immediately there is fund.
It is on this note, that i want to inform you that at our meetings with Government in the last one week which finally culminated to the Com. Hassan Sunmonu Appropriation Committee yesterday night. This is at the instance of the refund paid to the State by the Federal Government.
The new Chief of Staff led the Government side to the meeting and it was resolved that :
1) August 2018 Salary and Pension should be paid immediately
2) September, October, November and December 2015 Salaries and Pensions arrears be paid immediately.
3) 2016 leave Bonus arrears be paid immediately.
4) Machineries to sustain full payments of subsequent Salaries and Pensions were in put in place.
5) Government has promised to look into the payment of Gratuity and Contrbutory Pensions Scheme immediately.
Comrades, the light has just started to shine on our path, we have just started to see the ray of hope and it beckons on us.
I want also to use this medium to appreciate the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on behalf of all workers for fulfilling part of his promise that he would be paying as funds arrive.
Dear Comrades and colleagues, we have not got to the promised land but we shall not rest on our oars until victory is achieved.
Aluta Continua !!! Victoria Ascerta !!!
Com. Babatunde Adekomi
State of Osun.