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Nigeria: Strike – One Feared Dead As Ogun Workers Revolt Against Leaders

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The union leaders have been billed to deal with their members on the end result of their assembly with Governor Dapo Abiodun

A commotion ensued on the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday, after staff accused their leaders of “promoting out” to the state authorities.

The union leaders have been billed to deal with their members on the end result of their assembly with Governor Dapo Abiodun over the continued industrial motion within the state.

Nonetheless, chants of ‘we no go gree’ rented the air because the leaders spoke, and within the ensuing commotion, a employee recognized as Sunday Ogunjimi slumped.

His colleagues who rushed him to the hospital confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Ogunjimi handed away.

Background

The employees declared an indefinite strike on Tuesday over their “pathetic plight.” They crippled the actions of the federal government, hospitals, and public colleges throughout the state.

On Wednesday, Mr Abiodun known as the leaders for a gathering.

The labour crew was led by the State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Bankole; Chairman of the Commerce Union Congress (TUC), Akeem Lasisi; and the Chairman of the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), Isa Olude.

It was gathered that each events had made some progress after three days of negotiation.

However members reportedly revolted towards the leaders over the thought of shelving the strike, insisting that the federal government had not met their calls for.

A mixed crew of safety operatives was drafted to the venue to revive normalcy.

Strike continues

Following the violent protest, the labour leaders reportedly bowed to strain to proceed with the strike on Monday.

Mr Bankole denied that the labour leaders have signed an settlement with the federal government as a way to name off the strike.

He appealed to members to at all times belief the management, saying they’d not compromise their calls for.

He additionally mentioned the negotiation remains to be on, promising to provide additional updates subsequent week.

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