NLC Commends Makinde For Reviewing Sacked Workers’Cases
The Chairman, Oyo State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) Mr Bayo Titilola-Sodo has commended Governor Seyi Makinde for the ongoing review of the sacked workers on the payroll of the government by the past administration.
The NLC chairman spoke after the NLC paid a courtesy visit to Governor Makinde at his Agodi, Secretariat office on Tuesday.
The NLC Chairman expressed appreciation to the Makinde government for prompt payment of workers’ salaries and payment of gratuity and pension of workers in the state, noting that such gestures have been a big morale booster to the workers in the state.
“We as Organised labour discussed various issues concerning the welfare of workers in the state, such as payment of salaries, emolument and outstanding debt and promotion.
“So many issues concerning workers in the state including that of retirees who have been unfairly treated in the past.
“We have also acknowledged some of the step taken by Governor Seyi Makinde since he got into office by establishing the GSM days, that is 25th of every month which every worker in the state would collect their salaries.
“We as the Organised Labour in Oyo State, the NLC itself and its affiliated bodies are concerned about all the various issues concerning the welfare of workers in the state among the so many other issues that have resulted in the unfair treatment of workers in the past.
“Of course we have acknowledged some of the step taken by Governor Seyi Makinde as retired elders no longer collect their salaries in a fraction of 20 and 30 per cent, they have been getting full pension since he got to the office.
Speaking on the issue presented before the governor, Sodo said it includes, “the minimum wage, it includes the issue of conversion and inter cadre transfer, it includes the issues of owned salaries arrears of local governments in the state among others.