OGUN WORKERS SUSPEND STRIKE ACTION

Workers in Ogun State who had embarked on indefinite strike two weeks ago had unanimously agreed to call off the strike. The statement issued read thus;

Following the intervention of the Ogun State House of Assembly led by the Rt. Hon. (Prince) Suraj Adekumbi, the Paramount Rulers in the State, His Royal Majesty(HRM) Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona; the Alake of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr) Michael Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo; the Olu of Ilaro, Paramount Ruler of Yewaland,  His Royal Highness, Oba (Dr) Kehinde Olugbenle and other monarchs as well as respectable and eminent citizens, across the State especially the Association of Retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries on the on going industrial action called by the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council in conjunction with the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) -the  organized labour at its emergency meeting held at the TUC secretariat today, Wednesday, 16th March, 2016 resolved to suspend the strike action with immediate effect as mark of respect for the above mentioned institution and the prominent personalities in the State. The suspension of the ten-day old strike is to give room for intervention and negotiations between the labour and the State government within fourteen days as requested by the intervening House of Assembly and the prominent leaders. The organized labour appreciates the steadfastness and the overwhelming support received from our teeming members and the timely interventions from the  State’s well meaning citizens here mentioned as well as the understanding members of the public while the industrial action lasted. SIGNED: Comrade OLAKANMI Abiodun- State Chairman, JNC; Comrade AMBALI Akeem-State Chairman, NLC; Comrade FAJOBI Olubunmi- State Chairman, TUC, Comrade AYUBA Olatunji- State Chairman, NULGE. Comrade ADEBIYI Olusegun – Council Secretary, JNC

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