Government workers in Ogun State kept their word, yesterday, as they began an indefinite strike, to force payment of allowances and refund of deductions from their cooperative societies.
Their demands include: “Immediate payment of outstanding 12 months unions’ check-off dues, outright stoppage of contributory pension deductions, and immediate payment of 12 months of deductions, which include (bank loans’ repayment, co-operatives’ savings, Ileya/festivals savings, and gradual payment of retiree gratuity).”
Response to the action was total as all activities in government parastatals, agencies, and schools were grounded.Appeal to the workers by monarchs in the state fell on deaf ears. A 21-day ultimatum they gave the government expired, yesterday. Read more