The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, the capital Osun State, south-west Nigeria, has suspended its ongoing strike.
The suspension of the five months industrial action by the union of the government-owned hospital is coming after the payment of the 2013 salary arrears owed.
The Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Professor Femi Fadiora, revealed that a total of 150 million naira outstanding salary of LAUTECH workers owed by the Oyo State government had been offset by the Osun State government, explaining that it was the remuneration that made all workforce resume their duties.
Professor Fadiora then urged the workers to perform their duties peacefully and submissively and also appealed to the public to bear with the hospital for the long period it was out of service.
However, the turnout was low at the Osun State secretariat as workers expressed confusion on the directive of the labour leaders whether to resume or not, following the 50% payment remitted to the account of officers on Grade Level 8 and above.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) leadership is yet to make a definite statement on the industrial action but the Chairman of Osun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade Olalere Olawuyi, had directed in a statement that teachers should stay at home till further notice.