The Industrial action embarked on by the organised Labour in Ogun State has been reportedly suspended on Friday evening after four days.
The suspension of the strike was made known in a letter signed by the Ogun leadership of the labour unions – the Chairman, Nigerian Labour Congress, Emmanuel Bankole; Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Akeem Lasisi and the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Committee, Isa Olude.
The letter reads, “Following the Memorandum of Action reached between the Organised Labour and the Ogun State Government after series of meetings, and negotiations, the Organised Labour hereby suspends the ongoing industrial action with immediate effect.
“All workers are hereby enjoined to resume at their duty posts immediately.”
NPO had reported that the labour unions commenced the strike on Tuesday following the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum issued on June 21 asking the state government to address some welfare-related issues.
The labour leaders had in a letter accused the state government of non-remittance of 21 months of salary deductions, eight years of unpaid statutory leave allowances, and breach of the state Pension Reform Law, 2006 (amended 2013) in the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
However,it was reported that violence broke out immediately the announcement of the suspension was read out by the Chairman at the NLC’s Secretariat, Abeokuta where one worker was feared dead while the labour leaders escaped mob attack.