There was a positive change of mood among the categories of civil servants in the service of the Osun government who have been receiving Modulated Salaries since 2016 on Wednesday, as they began to receive payment of full salary for the month of December 2018.
This was in pursuance to the agreement the state government reached with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiation Council (JNC) prior to the suspension of the strike action workers embarked on in late December.
Some of the workers were sighted jubilating and commending the state government, particularly the Governor, Rauf Aregbesola for standing by the agreement with the labour unions and fulfilling the promise to pay full salary for the month of December 2017.
The workers confirmed the receipt of bank alerts for their full salary’s payment.
It would be recalled that since the economic crisis that hit the states of the federation began, workers on level 1-7 have been receiving full payment, level 8-10 receiving 75 per cent, while level 12 and above as well as political office holders have been receiving 50 per cent of their pay.
The modulated salary arrangement was in line with the agreement with the labour unions as a viable alternative to the retrenchment of workers in the state employment.
The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji confirmed that the state government has paid full salaries to all categories of workers for the month of December 2017.
Noting that the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola is a government that is committed to the welfare of workers, he said the government was ready to stand by the agreement reached with the workers on the payment of salaries, pensions and allowances.