Ogun workers suspend indefinite strike, resume work 

Ogun workers

Ogun workers during protest

By Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta

Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other labour unions in Ogun State have called on workers to resume work on Monday 4th of July 2022, after losing a teacher to the struggle on Friday during a protest.

The unions on the 27th of June began an indefinite strike over unpaid deductions from salaries, and 21 months of unpaid arrears, among others.

Meanwhile, the Organized labour leaders led by Comrade Emmanuel Bank Ole, NLC Chairman; Comrade Akeem Lasisi, TUC Chairman and Comrade Isa Olude, JUC chairman had a series of meetings with the state government under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun’

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They were alleged to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) without notifying their workers, which got the workers angry and descended on the leaders who had refused to address them on time at the state secretariat of the NLC in Leme area of Abeokuta.

During the struggle, Sunday Ogunjimi, a teacher and former chairman of Youth Council of Nigeria, Odeda Local government, slumped and died before getting to the hospital where his body was dumped at the Federal Medical Center, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta

The organized labour in a release signed by the State Chairman of Association of Senior Civil Servants Nigeria, Comrade Isa Olude and its secretary Comrade Olusegun Adebiyi, however, enjoined all state workers to resume work by Monday.

They also hinted that the state government has agreed to pay the union the sum of N1.5 billion to offset part of the arrears, while the balance would be paid by December 2022.

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