Ondo state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko has, Wednesday, said that there will always be misunderstandings between management and labour.
The governor said this during a Thank you rally held by the members of the Ondo State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Akure the Ondo state capital.
He said, “It is not all the time that employers and employees agree, by the very nature of an organization, conflicts occasionally are unavoidable.”
“The perception of management of your welfare, is most times, different from the perception you have of your own welfare. The perception of management about the available resource and the priority of deployment will necessarily be different from your perception.”
“So this is why endemically there will always be misunderstandings between management and labour,” he said.
While thanking the union for appreciating the efforts of his administration in providing for the welfare of workers in the state, the Governor said, “You have come to thank me, but in actual fact I should be thanking you. Once again, I thank you all Local Government employees.”
“I have said on many occasions, in the last 7 years, we have not only worked for ondo state, we have worked.”
“You and I should be proud, for your National leader has recognised that our projects have been driven by the interest of our dear people.”
“We must ensure together that there is equity in the distribution of resource & opportunities so that everybody can continue to rise,” he said.
Members of the Union, during the rally, passed a vote of confidence on the Mimiko-led government for being sensitive and taking actions towards the plight of the local government workers.
The members gathered to appreciate the Governor for his unprecedented support to the welfare of local government workers in the state.
The Public Relations Officer, NULGE, Ondo state, Victor Omodara, said they are thanking the Mimiko-led government for reabsorbing over 900 local Government workers that were affected by the 2013 screening exercise in the state as well as the appointment of local Government workers as supervisors in each of the 18 local government areas of the state.
“And for the approval of the full implementation of local government scheme of service that enables heads of local Government administration attain grade level 17 which is unprecedented.”
He said despite the dwindling economic fortune of the nation which has affected revenues accrued to states, promotions have been regular for all categories of workers that are due for promotions, stressing that the 2016 promotion exercise has also been carried out without delay.
He further stated that three more Permanent Secretaries have been appointed for LG in addition to the three they currently have, putting the number of permanent secretaries at six.
“These and many others are the reasons we are thanking Governor Mimiko, so he can do more” the PRO said.