Ogun: Workers Downtool
The leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC in Ogun state have declared a seven day warning strike to demand for the abolition of the pension reform bill, payment of gratuities and new minimum wage, among others.
Ogun State NLC chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole who made the declaration at the Arcade ground in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta shortly after a meeting with the government representatives noted that the negotiation between the two sides was deadlocked as the government representatives were not ready to shift ground.
Comrade Bankole noted that efforts to destabilize the labour would be repelled as the Seven day ultimatum handed to the government would expire by midnight of Tuesday fifteenth of September 2020.
He urged all state government workers to stay off duties from Wednesday sixteenth of September 2020.
The agitations of the workers include payments of outstanding six years leave allowances , three years promotion and one hundred and thirty four months unpaid gratuity by the government
Reacting to the warning strike declaration, Special Adviser to the governor on Media, Pastor Remmy Hazzan said the declaration does not tally with the proceedings of the negotiations noting that the government side was only waiting for response on the proposal from its side.
Pastor Hazzan said the Ogun state government is still waiting for the continuation of the negotiations to resolve the issues raised by the labour movement.