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Workers threaten showdown with Abiodun over non implementation of signed MoU

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Ogun state workers under the aegis of  Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council has threatened a showdown with Gov. Dapo Abiodun if he failed to honour the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the government and the state organised labour. 

Mr Olusegun Adebiyi,  the Council Secretary, stated this in a letter dated Sept. 23 and  addressed to the governor,  a copy which was made available to OgunToday in Abeokuta on Friday. 

Adebiyi explained that the non  implementation of the  MoU signed on Sept. 18,  2020 by government was grossly unimpressive, morale dampening and ultimately sending helpless state employees to there early graves. 

He noted that the issues still subsisting in some of the signed MoU included proposed amendment (s) on State Contributory Pension Law;19 months of non payment of deductions; Gratuity payment and matters arising;

“Others are unpaid 7-year arrears of statutory leave allowance and adopted snail speed on staff promotion, amongst others,” he said. 

The council secretary added that the union had  painfully observed the lackluster attitude and lack of genuine commitment of the state government towards coursing any policy whatsoever to alleviate the fast deploring noticeable living conditions of its direct workforce. 

He said the council requested a purposeful meeting with the governor be conveyed so as to nip in the bud possible industrial disharmony in the state.

“It is appropriate to reiterate that council reposes its absolute confidence in dialogue which as it were was the ultimate outlet to collectively find lasting solution to the workers present predicament,” he said. 

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