The need for collaboration among media unions to foster improved welfare for media workers took the center stage at the inauguration of FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, Radio, Television and Theatre Workers’ Union, RATTAWU, secretariat.
Setting the tone at the event was the Chairman RATTAWU FRCN Chapel Ibadan, Mr Feyisola Aremu who advocated collaboration between RATTAWU and other media related unions in the course of enhanced welfare packages for media workers.
Mr Aremu explained that the media professionals like other health personnel were at the fore front in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, among other difficult tasks, hence the need to accord more priority to their needs.
While commending the FRCN Ibadan RATTAWU for the laudable project which he described as worthy of emulation, the National President RATTAWU, Mallam Garba Sanni pledged the determination of his administration to always bring issues relating to welfare of members to the fore.
The guest lecturer, a veteran journalist, Mr Dele Ogunsola noted that laying-off of media workers due to coronavirus was not new, urging people to diversify and prepare for unforeseen circumstances.
Mr Ogunsola however advocated for agriculture as another source of livelihood.
Reacting to the beauty of the secretariat and the doggedness of the union, the zonal director, FRCN Ibadan Zonal Station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello appreciated the efforts of the executive members of the union on the provision of nose masks for members of staff, including infrared thermometer to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the organization.
Alhaji Bello however advised RATTAWU to organize trainings and workshops that would enhance the performance of their members.
Highlights of the event included chanting of solidarity song, presentation of award to the Zonal Director FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station, Alhaji Mohammed Bello.