The NLC and TUC leadership in Kwara State has formally submitted the union’s demands to the state government, emphasizing that failure to address these concerns may lead to potential industrial unrest.
In the statement signed by Comrade Muritala Saheed O., the state NLC Chairman, and Comrade Tunde Joseph M., the State TUC Chairman, along with the state Chairman of JNC, Comrade Saliu Suleiman, the labor unions outlined several pressing issues affecting workers in Kwara State.
At the forefront of the demands is the urgent need for the implementation of the memorandum of understanding reached between the federal government and organized labor.
The labor union is calling for the implementation of various measures, including the execution of the thirty-five thousand (#35,000) naira wage award for all categories of workers in the state, consequential adjustments for pensioners and weigh-in allowance for media workers, as well as the implementation of 100% CONHESS and 100% hazard allowance for health workers at the local government level.
Additionally, they are urging the prompt payment of outstanding arrears to local government workers in Kwara State, among other requests.
Expressing concern over the alleged refusal of the state government to address these demands, the labor unions warned that such non-compliance could lead to industrial unrest in Kwara State.
The statement appealed to union members to remain steadfast while urging the Executive Governor of Kwara State to expedite action on the workers’ demands.
The leaders of the NLC and TUC emphasized the importance of prioritizing the welfare of workers to maintain a harmonious industrial atmosphere within the state.
The demands of the labour union in Kwara
Implementation of the thirty-five thousand (#35,000) naira wage award for all categories of workers in the state.
Domestication and implementation of a forty percent peculiar allowance, as approved and provided for by the federal government of Nigeria.
Consequential adjustment for pensioners and weigh-in allowance for media workers.
Payment of outstanding arrears to local government workers in Kwara State.
Settlement of outstanding arrears of promotions for the years 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Implementation of 100% CONHESS and 100% hazard allowance for health workers at the local government level.