The Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde says constant engagements with labour unions in the state would fast-track dispute resolution while promising homegrown solutions to the issues of minimum wage.
He said this while inaugurating an adhoc committee on the harmonization of the demands by labour unions in the state.
The past few months have witnessed frosty relations between the Oyo state government and various labour unions.
This culminated in a week-long industrial action that crippled governance and led to a decline in revenue.
The once rosy relationship between government and labour in the state went sour after labour kicked against the non-payment of leave bonuses, salary arrears, cooperative deductions and other contentious issues.
But that could be a thing of the past as authorities here are determined to resolve the lingering issues with the inauguration of this adhoc inter ministerial committee mandated to harmonize the various demands of labour unions in Oyo state.
The seven-man adhoc committee is saddled with the responsibility of negotiating a suitable minimum wage adjustment of salaries and arrears including other initiatives that can fast track socio economic development.
The state government has also appealed to labour unions to be considerate in their demands while also urging the committee to within a four week timeframe formulate a sustainable roadmap capable of building confidence in citizens.
SEYI MAKINDE (Governor, Oyo State)
KAYODE MARTINS (Chairman, Oyo NLC)
BOSUN OLABIYI (Chairman, Oyo TUC)