Organised Labour in Ogun state, on Friday , threatened to embark on mass mobilization of its workers for industrial action, following the refusal of the State Government to adhere to the 21days ultimatum issued by the work force, which expires next week Monday.
The State’s Labour force comprising of Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress and Joint National public Service negotiating Council had given the state government a 21day ultimatum to press home their demands over the unpaid salaries and allowances of workers.
The state’s workers are demanding for the 72 months unpaid contributory pension scheme, 12 months of deductions, four years of unpaid pension and deliberate non-payment of TASCE salaries running to about 16 months.
In a letter issued by the the state’s Labour force and signed by the Ag Secretary Abdul Sabur Salaam, it states that it would begin full mobilisation of workers for the strike action, commencing on Tuesday, to force the State government to heed to their various demands.
The letter reads :” it would be recalled that the recalcitrant attitude of Ogunstate government to various demands of workers culminated into 21 day altimatum which is expected to expire 17th October, 2016.”
“According to the Congress at its State Administrative Council meeting if 10th October, 2016, resolve to consolidate the germs and the need to embark on a full mobilization of workers to ensure a successful strike action ”
“In this wise, you are kindly enjoined to convene the State Executive Council meeting of your Union between now and Monday 17th October, 2016 and commence full mobilization of your members. please not that the Strike action will commence fully on Tuesday,18th October, 2016.” the letter added.