Strike: Ogun workers rebel against leaders, one believed dead
Workers accused their leaders of “selling out” to the state administration, and chaos broke out at the Nigeria Labour Congress secretariat in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday.
In order to inform their members of the outcome of their meeting with Governor Dapo Abiodun about the ongoing strike in the state, the union leaders were expected to address their members.
As the leaders spoke, however, chants of “we no go gree” filled the air. As a result of the commotion that followed, a worker named Sunday Ogunjimi slumped, StechiteGist Media reports.
On Tuesday, the employees announced an indefinite strike due to their “pathetic predicament.” They severely hampered state administration, medical facilities, and public institutions in their operations.
Mr. Abiodun invited the leaders to a meeting on Wednesday, StechiteGist Media gathered.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman Akeem Lasisi, the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) Chairman Isa Olude, and the State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Bankole, headed the labor delegation.
It was gathered that both parties had made some progress after three days of negotiation.
But members reportedly revolted against the leaders over the idea of shelving the strike, insisting that the government had not met their demands.
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