Workers in Ondo state are on a collision course with the state government over percentage payment of salaries.

 

The State Executive and Administrative Councils of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) in the state have said that workers “will no henceforth accept percentage salaries.

 

A communiqué issued by the TUC after a meeting in Akure, the state capital, they said that “due to untold hardship they are going through amidst high prices of essential commodities they would not accept percentage salaries anymore.

 

The leadership of TUC has therefore charged the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu “to immediately retool the finances of the state government to enable his administration settle salary arrears of workers from March, 2021 to date.

 

The labour Union empathised with workers on the current economic situation in the country especially the astronomical increase in the prices of food and other essential items.

 

While commending the state government for the State Health insurance scheme, the union leaders however asked the state government “not to commence its implementation until all issues surrounding it like amount deductible, coverage areas of the scheme and until when arrears of salaries are fully paid and government resumes 100 percent salaries payment.

 

The communique reads, “Having carefully examined the plethora of concerns of workers on percentage payment of salaries by the state government especially at this critical time, and with the ever rising prices of food items, drugs and medication, and other basic amenities of life, which are no longer within the reach of ordinary Nigerians, the council therefore calls on the state government to re-engineer its finances to offset the four months arrears of workers salaries and halt any further percentage payment of workers’ salaries as workers will no longer accept any form of percentage payment of their monthly salaries henceforth.

 

It added that “The council embraces the Ondo State Health insurance scheme as laudable but calls on the state government not to commence its implementation until all issues surrounding it, e.g, amount deductible, coverage areas of the scheme etc and arrears of salaries are fully paid and government resumes 100 percent payment of monthly salaries”.

191 thoughts on “We Won’t Accept Percentage Salaries Again — Ondo Workers Tell Akeredolu”
      1. We won’t accept percentage salary again why, you people are even getting the percentage salary better thank God, what of people that even the percentage salary have not seen. Well thanks for the update

    1. The leadership of TUC has therefore charged the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu “to immediately retool the finances of the state government to enable his administration settle salary arrears of workers from March, 2021 to date.

  1. The labour Union empathised with workers on the current economic situation in the country especially the astronomical increase in the prices of food and other essential items.

  2. Arise, o compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey to serve our fatherland with love and strength and faith the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain to serve with heart and might one nation bound in freedom peace and unity. O God of creation direct our noble cause guide thou our leaders right

  3. Nigerian, Uruemu Adejinmi has emerged as the first migrant, first African and the first black female to be elected as Mayor in the Republic of Ireland.

    With Ms Adejimi’s new election as Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District, she also becomes the first female African mayor in the country, Irish Times reports.

    Reacting to her victory, Ms Adejinmi who is the current councillor of Fianna Fail, stated in a statement that she was “deeply honoured” to assume the new position.”

    “This is a historic day for Longford and I am delighted to share this moment with my family and friends.

    “I look forward to working with my council colleagues, council exec and all stakeholders to continue the growth and development of our municipal area and county,” she added.

    After migrating from Nigeria to Longford in 2003, Ms Adejinmi in 2016 joined Fianna Fail before assuming the post of local councillor in 2020.

    She attributes her involvement in politics to her neighbour who asked her to join Fianna Fail saying, “If it wasn’t for my neighbour asking me to join his party, I wouldn’t have considered politics.”

    Speaking to the Irish Times on the challenges faced by migrants who try to get involved in politics, Ms Adejinmi admonished political parties to “engage more actively” with migrants, noting that, “there is no shortage of talent in the migrant community but there is a shortage of community leaders from migrant backgrounds.”

    The Masters of Business Administration holder from Athlone Institute of Technology identified jobs and housing as her key priorities.

    “I am hoping to lobby for an influx of industry. Hopefully businesses will take a look at starting in Longford and that would help a lot of people who are leaving or commuting because of the lack of jobs,” she said.

  4. While commending the state government for the State Health insurance scheme, the union leaders however asked the state government “not to commence its implementation until all issues surrounding it like amount deductible, coverage areas of the scheme and until when arrears of salaries are fully paid and government resumes 100 percent salaries payment.
    The communique reads, “Having carefully examined the plethora of concerns of workers on percentage payment of salaries by the state government especially at this critical time, and with the ever rising prices of food items, drugs and medication, and other basic amenities of life, which are no longer within the reach of ordinary Nigerians, the council therefore calls on the state government to re-engineer its finances to offset the four months arrears of workers salaries and halt any further percentage payment of workers’ salaries as workers will no longer accept any form of percentage payment of their monthly salaries henceforth.

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