NLC, TUC Debunk Alleged Neglect of Workers’ Welfare

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Osun state chapter has debunked the alleged neglect of workers Welfare in the state.

This was contained in a statement issued by the group and made available to newsmen on Saturday.

The statement reads

“”Our attention has been drawn to a delusional and misleading report purportedly issued by a faceless, baseless and non-existent Trade Union Affiliate claiming to be a group of workers in Osun State. For the avoidance of doubts, we would like to state categorically and constitutionally that the said elements, “Osun Workers Union” (OWU) as they parade themselves, are not known to any of the two recognized Labour Centers (Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress, TUC) existing in Nigeria.

“We would have allowed their fallacy to pass and disregard it as our members chose and know their leaders, most importantly the good works of Mr. Governor and his team.

Contrary to the false claims of the unfounded jesters that the talk and do Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke has not been paying the agreed Wage Award Palliative to the Serving and Retired workers in the State. We wish to confirm that the government has not at any point in time defaulted in payment of the Wage Award since December 2023 when the payment commenced till date. We are aware that the little delay in March payment was due to a glitch in the designated bank that was supposed to effect the payment. Upon resolving the issue, Osun State Government Serving and Retired Workers are already receiving the alert to that effect.

It is also worthy of note that Governor Adeleke has been paying Half Salary Arrears on a monthly basis to workers who retired under the Contributory Pension Scheme, who are yet to receive their bonds. This he did to keep the souls and bodies of this category of workers alive in his own volition.

We must reiterate the fact that His Excellency, IMOLE Himself, has kept to his promise of quarterly payments of this half salary to all workers in the State. He has paid that of the first quarter of the Year 2024, and we are just in the first of the three months of the second quarter, we are confident

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