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Labour reaffirms April MOU with DLA in Delta

ORGANISED Labour in Delta State, has reaffirmed the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding,MOU, reached in April 2013 with the management of the state Direct Labour Agency, DLA, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, unit of the agency on some labour issues.

State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Williams Akporegha,  said this was part of a communiqué reached last week after a meeting of labour leaders in the state, the management of DLA and the  Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Labour and Industrial Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme. He said it was at the meeting that a directive was given to DLA workers to suspend their industrial action and resume work immediately.

According to him, leaders of NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, AUCPTRE, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, and the Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Labour and Industrial Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme, attended the meeting.

The NLC Chairman said the meeting called on the State Government to urgently step into the matter to check the drift towards a total breakdown of the present atmosphere of industrial peace and harmony in Delta State.

In the communiqué, “the labour leaders reaffirmed the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reached on the 15thof April 2013 with the DLA management and AUPCTRE unit of the agency concerning the issues. The labour leaders nullified the purported dissolution of AUPCTRE unit of DLA as well as all acts of alleged victimization through transfers, demotion and queries by the management of DLA arising from the crisis that was resolved on April 15 2013. “

“Accordingly, the labour leaders directed the immediate suspension of the current industrial strike by AUPCTTRE unit of the Direct Labour Agency (DLA) and called on the State Government to urgently step into the matter to check the drift towards a total breakdown of the present atmosphere of industrial peace and harmony in Delta State.”


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