Oluomo to NLC: Pressure on salaries will reduce If ...

Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo as assured the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State chapter that as soon as the basic infrastructures are fixed the pressure on salaries would reduce.

Ones this is done, the Speaker said there would be an avenue for less agitations for salary increase.

The speaker disclosed this on Thursday while marking the 2021 May day celebration with a symposium held at the Labour House, Abiola way Abeokuta the State Capital.

Olakunle Oluomo in his remarks admonished the labour leaders to shift gear in its agitations for their rights and privileges.

Oluomo, queried why the labour agitations is notably known for salary increase alone, adding that it was time for the agitations and protest should be geared towards basic Infrastructures in the country.

"When last did labour go the street to protest because of lack of free Education, or non implementation of health insurance scheme?, I think labour protest shouldn’t be about salary increase alone” he emphasized

Meanwhile the chairman, (NLC) Ogun State Council, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole stated that the theme of the celebration, ‘Covid-19 Pandemic, Social and Economic Crisis: Challenges For Decent Jobs, Social and People’s Welfare’s’ is essentially directed at examining the effect of the global pandemic on the socio-economic well-being of the people.

He further added that the implications of covid-19 on decent jobs and job security necessitate the theme of the symposium, adding that it various experience and cerebral health professionals and labour activists are lined up to speak on the theme.

“There is no doubt that the working populace and their household’s worldwide have been the greatest victims of this pandemic, hence the interest of labour movement to draw attention to the scourge, create awareness and proffer solutions to mitigate it’s effects on humanity.

"To us in Ogun State Council, we strongly believe that unionism in the 21st century is knowledge driven and to be successful labour leader, training and retraining is an indispensable tool. In this regard therefore, we shall not relent in providing platforms for educating and sensitizing our member on contemporary issues from time to time” comrd. Bankole added.

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