The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Ogun State Council, has made a passionate appeal to the state government under the leadership of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to save its members from untimely death over the non-payment of their 11 months deductions.
The leadership of the union said that the conditions of workers in the state had assumed a worrisome dimension.
The state chairman, Comrade Olubunmi Fajobi, read a press statement entitled ‘Travails of the Ogun workers and retirees, the situation required critical appraisal,’ during a press briefing on Wednesday.
He also spoke on the non-payment of gratuities of retirees which had been suspended since October 2012.
Fajobi said “The TUC state executive-council-in-session in its meeting on Wednesday, observed that the prevailing abject conditions of public workers in the state have assumed a worrisome dimension.
“It neither requires critical appraisal nor scientific academic research to discern the stark reality of extreme poverty majority of active Ogun State workers have found themselves in one part, and quite disheartening, the retired senior citizens of the state in another part.”
He said that workers in the two categories are dying on a daily basis.
“With the increasing harvests of deaths and untold miseries being daily experienced in the two camps mentioned above, the Council-in-session therefore passionately appeals to the state government to, without delay, resume the payment of gratuities suspended since October 2012,” he said.