Ogun Labour Leaders Express Concern over Salaries, Pensions

The May Day in Abeokuta the Ogun State was celebrated with various agitations from the state workforce.

The agitations include the calls for the implementation of the new minimum wage without further delay and the discontinuation of net salary payment among others.

The Workers Day was not celebrated due to the ongoing lockdown in the state to control the spread of Coronavirus.

A civil servant, Mr. Lamide Junaid, while speaking with Radio Nigeria said the Ogun State Government has failed to fulfill the promise of payment of arrears of leave allowances. 

Mr. Junaid also noted that workers in the state would not support the attempt of the state government to commence deduction of salaries to source funds to cushion the economic crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another civil servant with Ogun State Government, Mr. Dehinde Sopeju expressed concern that promotion exercises for the state civil and public servants in the last three years had not been conducted till date and urged the governor to act fast in the interest of industrial peace.

Labour leaders in Ogun State had during various interactions called on the Ogun State governor to ensure the implementation of the new minimum wage and discontinue net salary payment to workers.

The workers leaders also called on the Ogun State Government to pay the gratuities of retirees and the immediate stoppage of Contributory Pension Scheme for a comprehensive overhaul.

Wale Oluokun

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