Oyo State workers on Thursday announced the suspension of their three-week old strike for two weeks.
The announcement was jointly made in Ibadan by Nurudeen Arowolo and Bashir Olanrewaju, chairmen of the state chapters of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),
They explained that the decision was taken as a mark of respect for elders in the state, who intervened in the matter.
``During the period, it is expected that the government would have acceded to all requests,’’ the union leaders said.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the workers embarked on a strike over a demand for an improvement on the N18, 000 minimum wage.
Meanwhile, the OyoState Government has welcomed the workers' gesture.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bosun Oladele, said, ``we will look into these issues, let every worker study the table dispassionately with the aim of moving the state forward.’’ (NAN)