Planned strike splits organized labour in Ogun state

Ogun warns workers on planned strike

A protest planned for Wednesday by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against unpaid October 2016 salaries by the Ogun State Government, has been cancelled, following a split in the rank of the organized labour in the state.

Following the split, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, directed the state NLC to cancel the planned protests.

The state NLC last Thursday, had notified the state government of the planned protest, but other major unions in the state say they were only informed of it last Monday.

Following this, top leaders of other major unions, including, the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the National Joint Public Service Negotiation Council, say they will not join the planned protests.

The unions leaders, who spoke with Rockcity FM in Abeokuta,  accused the state chairman of NLC, Mr Akeem Ambali, of taking such a decision without due consultation with other labour unions in the state.

All the unions last October had embarked on a strike over the unremitted deductions from workers salaries by the state government, and unpaid pensions, gratuities and other workers entitlements.

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