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NEWS UPDATE: Ogun workers threaten showdown over minimum wage, 19 months deductions

NEWS UPDATE: Ogun workers threaten showdown over minimum wage, 19 months deductions

Workers in Ogun Province, on Fri, threatened a showdown with Governor Dapo Abiodun over what they termed “unimpressive” implementation of the the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the 1government and the organised labour.

The workers recalled that authorities had signed an MoU with the organised labour in September 2020 on the implementation of the new minimum wage and other demands of the workers.

The MoU, DAILY POST gathered, followed a one week strike of the organised labour over its various demands in the Province.

One twelvemonth after the signing the MoU, the workers under the aegis of Articulation National Public Service Negotiating Council, regretted that authorities’s implementation of the understanding had been “grossly unimpressive, morale dampening and ultimately sending helpless province employees to there early graves.”

In a alphabetic character signed by the Council Secretarial assistant, Olusegun Adebiyi, on September 23, and addressed to the Governor, Adebiyi explained that “the issues still subsisting in some of the signed MoU included proposed amendment (s) on Province Contributory Pension Law;19 months of non payment of deductions; Tip payment and matters arising.

“Others are unpaid 7-year arrears of statutory leave of absence allowance and adopted snail speed on staff promotion, amongst others.”

The Council Secretarial assistant added in his alphabetic character that the union had “painfully observed the lackluster mental attitude and lack of genuine commitment of the province authorities towards coursing whatever policy whatsoever to alleviate the fast deploring noticeable living conditions of its direct workforce.”

He maintained that the Council requested that a purposeful coming together with the Governor be conveyed so as to nip in the bud possible industrial disharmony in the province.

“It is evidently compelling thence to respectfully asking that a purposeful interface be conveyed with Your Excellency so as to nip in the bud possible industrial disharmony in the Province Civil/Public Service.

“It is appropriate to reiterate that Council reposes its absolute confidence in dialogue which, as it were, was the final outlet to collectively regain lasting solution to the workers nowadays predicament rather than resort to disruption of norms. Council strongly recommends that the proposed inevitable coming together be held at the earliest possible time,” he said.





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