28th July, 2011
The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Okitipupa has observed that the recently suspended strike would have been averted, if the Ondo State Government had taken workers demands seriously.
Comrade Ola Adebusoye, the Okitipupa Chairman, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Okitipupa that the strike was justifiable.
â€œThe Ondo State Government is insensitive to workers plight.
â€œGovernment cannot employ people and expect them to be living in penury,â€ he said.
The chairman said if an average worker was living fine, he would be able to take care of his family and affect others under and around him.
â€œThe suspension of the strike was based on agreement with government; we are happy to be back at work.
â€œWe are still looking forward to the implementation of the N18,000 because it is what is being done by all the states, even those not producing oil,â€ NAN further quotes him as saying.
Adebusoye said they wanted a situation where the Government would not manipulate the workers or go back on their agreement.
â€œIf the Government wants to be smart and play the workers, we also have intellectuals in the labor force; they cannot beat workers on that,â€ he said.
â€œThe revenue generated is on a daily basis, but since the strike started, generation of revenue stopped,â€ he added.