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Amosun Warns Labour Unions Over Proposed Strike

Channels Television  
Updated October 19, 2016

Ibikunle Amosun on African cultureThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has sent a strong warning to the leadership of labour unions in the state, over a proposed indefinite industrial action.

The union are planning a strike over unpaid 12 months’ deductions, but the Governor is asking them to be genuine and reasonable about their demands.

He gave the warning in Abeokuta, the capital of the state, during a town hall meeting for the 2017 budget, held at the cultural centre in the state capital.

While thanking residents for their understanding and support for his administration’s policies and programme, the Governor, however, assured them of more development in the next fiscal year.

Not Bigger Than The State

The event attracted members of the organised private sector, market men and women, artisans, community leaders and associations and traditional rulers among others.

They have gathered to share thoughts and contribute to the formulation of the 2017 budget for the state, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Denrele Adesina, said.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Amosun assured them of more development, with a purposeful leadership that will undermine the current economic challenges.

In a statement that appeared like a reaction to the indefinite strike being contemplated by the leadership of the labour unions in the state, the Governor warned them to be reasonable.

“No single individual or groups are bigger than the state,” he warned.

The indefinite industrial action is expected to commence on Thursday to allow workers press home their demands.