Ogun State Govenment begs labour leaders to return for negotiation
Ogun State Government has pleaded with the leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress to end the warning strike and return to the negotiation table.
According to the secretary to the Governor, the state considered the union’s action to withdraw services in the middle of negotiation as unfair and improper.
“As an administration, we remain committed to the welfare of Ogun State workers as we are to the fulfilment of our electoral promises to the generality of Ogun State citizens and residents, Talabi said per Punch.
“When the state signed the agreement with labour for the implementation of the new minimum wage, no one envisaged COVID-19 and its debilitating socio-economic impact that has constrained the Internally Generated Revenue of the state and the unplanned expenditures in its wake.
“This has forced Ogun State, like most states in the country, to review our 2020 budget down from approximately N450bn to N280bn, about 38 per cent downward review.”