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Printers urge Fashola to pay salaries

BY Funmi Komolafe
Employees of the Lagos State Printing Corporation have appealed to Governor Babatunde Fashola to release funds for the payment of their outstan-ding four months’ salary.

For the employees, who have not been paid since September, it’s a bleak Christmas holiday.
The workers, according to reliable union sources, were last paid in August.
It was learnt that series of letters by the union to the Head of Service and the Governor have not yielded any result.
Also, all efforts to discuss the issue of salaries owed the corporation’s staff at the Public Sector Joint Negotiating Council have not been successful.

The source said the angry workers plan to stage a peaceful protest to the Governor’s office before the close of work today.
Asked to comment on the viability of the parastatals, the source who pleaded for anonymity, said the corporation has all the potentials to be viable but that even the state government does not patronise the corporation.

He said printing jobs that should have been carried out by the Corporation have been contracted to politicians.
The corporation, located at Alausa, Ikeja, is one of the oldest parastatals of the state government.


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