Ogun civil servants suspend two-week old strike
Following a meeting between Labor leaders and the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, the Ogun state civil servants have suspended their two weeks strike action.
National presidents of the NLC, JNC, Trade Union Congress (TUC), National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives
(NANNM), Comrades Ayuba Wabba, Kiri Mohammed, Bobboi Kaigama and Alani Adeniji, were all present at the closed -door meeting with the Governor lasted for about 10-hours with the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun and other top officials of government.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting, NLC president, Comrade Wahab said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the government and the state organized labour, and that some resolutions were agreed upon.
“We have been into discussion with the state government in the last 10-hours to look around the challenges surrounding the industrial dispute. We have come to the resolution of how the issues can be resolved. We witnessed the the signing of the MoU. We have received the commitment of the governor of the state and we believe that peace will be restored. Our believe is that both the employer and the employees are members of one big family. We believe that this issue will be put behind us. ” Part of the memorandum of understanding reads “That the state government should pay global deductions with November 2016 salary and release global deductions every 90 days and as soon as bullet payment is received from the Federal Government and the state revenue improves, outstanding deduction shall be paid on or before May, 2017. Outstanding gratuities to be offset with N200million every other month effective from November, 2016. A Joint Committee for both government and labour should be set up to look at issues of the Contributory Pension Scheme and submit the report to the government within 90 days. A Joint Committee on both government and labour should be set up to look into the issues of the officers that have completed loan payments and whose money are still being deducted. Also officers that have completed loan repayment should be allowed to exit from the cooperative societies. Towards promoting industrial harmony, there should be instituted a quarterly meeting between the government and labour”