Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Ogun State Local Government Workers Embarks On Indefinite Strike

Ogun State National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has embarked on strike. 

 The president of the union, Comrade Olusesi Tajudeen, told newsmen at  a press conference in Abeokuta that the NULGE has began an indefinite strike as a result of the hiking of the 100% payment of primary school teachers salaries, leave bonuses, pensions,and other charges on local government owes by the State government. 

  It will be recalled that the union went on a 3-day warning strike in September the previous year.

  The industrial action however ended with an agreement reached by the union and the Ministry of Local Government and chieftaincy affairs to pay its dues.

Com. Olusesi lamented that there hasn't been any improvement in the various Local Government Councils since the strike was called-off noting that members welfare dwindled.

He emphasized that the workers' salaries were not being paid as at when due adding that all deductions such as: pensions, cooperative, check-off, leave bonuses and the likes were left out.

Saying that the benefits of its members were denied, the president of the union stressed that the recent allocation distributed favoured the statutory primary school teachers salaries while the Local Government Councils was left with negative balances with VAT inclusive.
He ordered that the indefinte strike begins with immediate effect after the 14-day ultimatum given to the government expired the previous day. 

However, work has ceased in all local Governments across the state with all gates shut.

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