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BUSINESS NEWS: Abiodun, labour unions meeting ends in deadlock

BUSINESS NEWS: Abiodun, labour unions meeting ends in deadlock

Publish date: 2022-06-29 23:11:29 | Author: Daud Olatunji | Source: punchng.com

The ongoing strike action by Ogun State workers has continued after a meeting between the state’s Governor, Dapo Abiodun, and the leadership of the state’s labour unions ended in a deadlock.

The meeting, which started around 12pm on Wednesday ended late in the evening, with the labour resolving to continue the strike action.

The labour had on Monday declared a strike action. The Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council as well as the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees declared an indefinite strike to press home their demands.

The strike, which commenced on Tuesday, has rendered all the state establishments paralysed as workers are insisting on the payment of their entitlements which include their gratuities, pensions, contributory pensions, and other allowances.

The governor had on Tuesday announced that a closed-door meeting with the labour unions in a view to resolving the crisis will be held.

However, on Wednesday evening, the workers rejected the offer presented to them by the government. A statement by Ogun Labour Media titled ‘final updates’, announced that the strike would continue.

The statement read, “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been a very long day full of struggle and upheavals, the organised labour went into a meeting with the state government who brought out their offers to the workers.

“When eventually our leaders came out, they decided to address us at NLC Secretariat, Leme, Abeokuta. When eventually, they addressed the comrades present with the mind that a workers’ Congress will be called.

“The entire comrades present unanimously rejected the offer from the government hence the strike is continuous and the meeting deadlocked.”

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