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Minimum wage : Ogun govt vows to avert workers strike

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 Ogun State government has vowed to avert the proposed strike by the organised labour in the State.

The Chief Press Secretary  to the Ogun State Governor, Kunle Somorin said this while speaking with our correspondent in Abeokuta. 

He  said the government being a responsible and responsive  one will not allow any of its worker go on strike on the issue of their welfare. 

Somorin who was reacting to the threat by organised labour to embark on a two day warning strike over the minimum wage issue,  said already the Union will receive information on the modalities for the negotiation today.

It could be recalled that the organised labour yesterday threatened to embark on a two-day warning strike if its demand for a negotiation committee on the minimum wage is not met by the government.

In a notice of strike written to Governor Dapo Abiodun, the organised labour said its members would embark on indefinite strike on January 2, if the government failed to accede to their demands.

The directive was contained in a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the labour in Abeokuta, the state capital.

But while reacting,  the State government said already  the Union will be informed today on the committee from the government that will negotiate with them on the minimum wage issue,  most especially as it has to do with the consequential adjustments.

"I can assure you that the strike will be averted,  we will dialogue with them,  and I  can assure you that the two parties are going to reach an amicable settlement".