Workers' Day: Ogun Workers Urge Abiodun To Implement New Minimum Wage, Stop Contributory Pension Scheme - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Workers' Day: Ogun Workers Urge Abiodun To Implement New Minimum Wage, Stop Contributory Pension Scheme

Comrade Emmanuel Bankole
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Workers in Ogun state Civil Service Commission have appealed to the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to ensure implementation of the new minimum wage without further delay. 

The workers under the Umbrella of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State Chapter made the appeal on Friday in commemoration of the International Workers Day. 

Addressing journalists at the NLC secretariat in Abeokuta, the state NLC Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole expressed optimism in Governor Dapo Abiodun's administration in fulfilling its earlier promise of implementing the new minimum wage agreement since March, 2020.

Bankole equally urged the governor to among other things ensure discontinuation of net salary payment, payment of arrears of leave allowances, payment of gratuity to retirees and payment of gross salary. 

The NLC Chairman therefore affirmed the union's unalloyed loyalty and support to the administration of Governor Abiodun in the state. 

"On behalf of the entire employees of the state government, I want to once again reaffirm our unalloyed loyalty and support the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun, while hoping that His Excellency will reciprocate our firm commitment by ensuring among other things the implementation of the new minimum wage in the state without further delay, discontinuation of net salary payment and payment of gross salary, payment of arrears of leave allowances, payment of gratuity to our retirees and immediate stoppage of Contributory Pension Scheme for a comprehensive overhaul."

He noted that, the workers are the greatest victims of social-economic dislocation and malfunctioning especially in the country where there is no social security or welfare mechanism to protect the vulnerable group. 

He added that, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic occasion by the restriction of movements and lockdown order has impacted negatively on the socio-economic of the workers.

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