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Osun Workers Reject 50% Salary Cut

RAUFUFWorkers in Osun State in Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have registered their displeasure over the purported 50 percent cut of January salary by the state government.

Addressing newsmen in Osogbo, the state NLC Chairman, Comrade Adekomi Jacobs said the resolve of the state government to cut the salary of the workforce in the state by 50 percent from January 2015 was unacceptable, satanic and a means to frustrate the workforce.

Adekomi also described the government’s plan as wicked, maintaining that it was suicide for any government to arrive at such position after he had failed in his constitutional responsibilities for the past eight months.

The labour leader insisted that never would the entire workforce in the state accept it.

He maintained that the situation that befell the state was a result of its systematic failure and any attempt to cut the salaries of workers in the state by even one percent would be vehemently resisted and would lead to unimaginable chaos.

Recounting the calamities that had befallen members of the union as a result of non-payment of salaries by the state government, the NLC chairman said almost 350 deaths of pensioners were recorded as a result of inability of the government to pay pension arrears.

He said the issue of Osun workers and the government was “No retreat, no surrender,” as the union would not relent until government acceded to the demands of the workers and pensioners.

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