On Monday, Ogun State’s organized labor announced an ongoing walkout due to the “pathetic predicament” of its workers.
Ministries, agencies, hospitals, and public schools will all be impacted by the strike, which starts at 12 am on Tuesday.
Last Monday, the union gave Governor Dapo Abiodun seven days to respond to their requests or face labor unrest.
The employees charged Abiodun with violating the State Pension Reform Law, 2006 (amended 2013) in the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme by failing to remit 21 months’ salary deductions, eight years’ worth of unpaid Statutory Leave Allowances, and other laws.
Their complaints were detailed in a letter to Governor Abiodun dated June 21.
Emmanuel Bankole, the state chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Akeem Lasisi, the president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Isa Olude, the head of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), all signed the letter.
The labor leaders addressed the workers at the Arcade ground at the state secretariat, Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta, on Monday afternoon after the deadline had passed, and they announced an indefinite strike.
The NLC Chairman claimed that despite repeated requests for negotiations from labor, the administration has not bowed down.
According to Bankole, the administration would be able to reconsider and ask for a dialogue regarding the labor conflict if the strike action lasted indefinitely.
Anyone who reports for duty on Tuesday is a traitor, and traitors have never fared well, according to Bankole.