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Labour in Ogun Issues Deadline to Abiodun, Warns Workers are Restive

The organized labour in Ogun state has issued a fresh seven-day deadline to the state government to respond to the pending issues affecting the state’s civil servants.

The labour leaders called for urgent intervention of Governor Dapo Abiodun within the deadline, to prevent imminent labour unrest in the state.

The unions, including Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the state Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), say the state’s civil servants are becoming restive.

They accused the state governor of ignoring a seven day deadline issued earlier on June 7 to invite them for talks.

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The labour leaders, including Emmanuel Bankole of NLC, Akeem Lasisi of TUC, and Isa Olude of JNC issued the fresh deadline after a meeting held on Tuesday at the NLC Secretariat, Leme, Abeokuta during which a letter was sent to the governor.

Issues that the labour in Ogun state want the governor to urgently intervene in, include the immediate remittance of 21 months of deductions from salaries of workers for co-operative societies and bank loans repayment obligations.

They also want the state government to stop its implementation of the contributory pension scheme and to restore the payment of gross salaries to civil servants.

The labour leaders also call for the implementation of the consequential adjustment of the minimum pension to the state’s retired civil servants.

Another of their demands is the release of the 2021/2022  promotion exercise.

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