Members of the Organised Labour in Oyo State,on Monday, locked the State secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan, to demand palliatives, upward review of pension allowances and payment of money deducted from the salaries.
The protesting workers and pensioners were drawn from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and their affiliates.
The workers, who are demanding to see Governor Seyi Makinde, spelt out their demands as payment of leave bonuses, payment of gratuities to retirees who have stagnated since the year 2021 and release of promotion letters for the Years 2021 and 2022.
While addressing newsmen, the Chairman of the Trade Union Congress in the State, Bosun Olabiyi, revealed that the State Government has continued to make salary deductions without remittance for over a year.
He also said they are also demanding a review of the pension payment because what pensioners receive monthly is nothing to write home about, while others are still owed for several years.
According to him, there are some pensioners still collecting N300 per month, noting that the last time pension was reviewed was in 2007.
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