Ogun workers suspend strike after four days

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The Organised Labour in Ogun State on Friday evening suspended its four-day-old strike with immediate effect.

This was made known in a letter signed by the Ogun leadership of the labour unions – the Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress, Emmanuel Bankole; Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Akeem Lasisi and the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Committee, Isa Olude.

The letter read, “Following the Memorandum of Action reached between the Organised Labour and the Ogun State Government after series of meetings, and negotiations, the Organised Labour hereby suspends the ongoing industrial action with immediate effect.

“All workers are hereby enjoined to resume at their duty posts immediately.”

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AF24news understands that violence broke out on Friday at the NLC’s Secretariat, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as one worker was feared dead while the labour leaders escaped mob attack.

The labour unions had begun the strike on Tuesday following the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum issued on June 21 asking the state government to address some welfare-related issues.

The labour leaders had in a letter accused the state government of non-remittance of 21 months of salary deductions, eight years of unpaid statutory leave allowances, and breach of the state Pension Reform Law, 2006 (amended 2013) in the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme.