Ogun State workers have requested for a confrontation with Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun over what they described as the “unimpressive” implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the government of Ogun state and the organised labour in September 2020, on the implementation of the new minimum wage and other demands of workers.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the governor and dated September 23 by Council Secretary, Olusegun Adebiyi on Friday in Abeokuta.
The MoU signed in 2020, followed one week strike of the organised labour over its various agitation in the state.
The workers under the backing of Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, described the government’s implementation of the MoU as “grossly unimpressive, morale dampening and ultimately sending helpless state’s employees to their early graves.”
Adebiyi noted that the demands of workers maintained in some of the signed MoU included “The 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.
Adebiyi also stated 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’s request for a purposeful meeting with the governor should be delivered so as to address issues 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 stated.