Call for strike splits NLC, TUC in Osun

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BY GBENGA  OLARINOYE

OSOGBO—FOUR affiliates of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, in Osun State, have dissociated themselves from the strike called by the state chapter of NLC and TUC, describing the leaders of the two organisations as incompetent to call the strike.

Among the unions that are against the strike are the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE; Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, and Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, M&HWUN.

It would be recalled that the state chapter of NLC and TUC had directed public workers in the state to embark on a four-day warning strike to press home their demand for full implementation of the new minimum wage.

However, at a briefing in Osogbo, yesterday, Akinyemi Olatunji, State chairman of ASCSN gave a counter directive, directing “all members of the association to ignore the call to strike by the NLC and TUC.”

He claimed the chairman of Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Mr. Bayo Adejumo, who chaired the meeting where the strike order was given, was not competent enough to preside over such meeting as he had retired from the service of the Federal Government.

He said Adejumo lacked the competence to preside over any legitimate meeting of Osun workers as he retired as an employee of the Federal Government.

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