Ogun HoS Urges Labour Unions To Sustain Cordial Relationship With Govt - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Ogun HoS Urges Labour Unions To Sustain Cordial Relationship With Govt

Labour Unions in Ogun State have been urged to sustain their existing cordial relationships with the State Government by fostering ideas and adopting effective bargaining techniques when negotiating for the welfare of the workforce.

The State Head of Service, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, made the call while declaring open a 2-day retreat with the theme "Sustaining Industrial Harmony through Effective, Collective Bargaining Practices",  organized by the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, Ogun State Council (Trade Union side), for Public Service Trade Union Leaders, held at the Nigeria Union of Pensioners Hall, Leme in  Abeokuta, the State capital 

Fagbohun who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Service Matters, Office of the Head of Service, Mr. Oladipupo Ogunfowora, stressed the need for Labour leaders to always embrace the spirit of collaboration and cooperation 

He added that the synergy between the workforce and government would not only result to a flourishing Public Service but also promote a healthy working environment for all.

The Head of Service enjoined them to be considerate, realistic and patriotic in presenting their demands, saying that they should be aware that the government was always willing to satisfy workers' yearnings, but for limited resources and myriad responsibilities of the State begging for immediate attention.

"I encourage you to take this opportunity to savour all the knowledge and insights that will be provided by the carefully selected speakers, learn from one another and engage with the sessions, fellow participants and the serene environment with a spirit of curiosity and openness. Endeavour to engage in productive conversations, share your thoughts and opinions freely but constructively, as the insights that will be gained have the potential to resonate long after the training and as well enhance your skills in the discharge of your comradeship duties", he urged the participants.

The Head of Service who  commended the organised labour leaders for their maturity, understanding and collaboration since his assumption of office as the HoS , was full of praises for their disposition which according to him,  has in no small measure contributed to the peaceful industrial climate in the State, with knotty issues in favour of the workers amicably resolved

Also speaking , the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ademola Ahmed-Benco and his counterparts from the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Akeem Lasisi, represented by his Secretary, Comrade Segun Adebiyi, and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Wale Olanrewaju in their respective goodwill messages, lauded the JNC for coming up with the training at a time like this
 Pix: Ogun NUJ Chairman, Comrade Wale Olanrewaju 

They urged the participants to use the training to keep upholding the principle of industrial harmony and cooperation to entrench desired positive change in the Public Service.

According to them, training is a major key player in the development of any individual and organisation, as this is meant to transform, hence, all the participants must embrace continuous training to surmount the myriad of challenges facing the labour unions.

Comrade Benco-Ademola also urged partipants at the retreat to make good use of all the positives as their watch words when handling labour matters

He assured that the State council of NLC would continue to train its leaders at all levels to sustain the knowledge of negotiating skills acquired at the retreat
Pix: Ogun NLC Chairman Comrade Hameed Benco-Ademola 

The State NLC Chairman added that the union would continue to sustain its campaign against corruption at all levels of governance, so as to stem the tide and enable government to initiate and implement developmental projects to cushion the economic hardship being experienced by Nigerians 

He expressed confidence in the leadership of Comrade Joe Ajaero led NLC to negotiate for a living wage with the Federal Government of Nigeria come , April, 2024


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