Strike: How Osun PDP Hijacked Labour Leaders

Investigations have shown that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State had hijacked the struggle of workers in the state, using it as a means of destabilising the administration of Mr. Rauf Aregbesola. It was gathered that all efforts to make labour leaders in the state to see reasons with the government on the…”
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September 5, 2011 3:36 pm

Investigations have shown that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State had hijacked the struggle of workers in the state, using it as a means of destabilising the administration of Mr. Rauf Aregbesola.
It was gathered that all efforts to make labour leaders in the state to see reasons with the government on the issue of minimum wage failed, because they (Labour leaders) enjoyed the backing of the PDP hierarchy, to make the state ungovernable.
Various negotiations between the state government and labour leaders had hit brickwall, as the latter refused to compromise, despite government shifting its ground for the third time since the negotiations commenced.
Findings revealed that prior to the inauguration of Mr. Rauf Aregbesola-led administration in the state, the PDP, through the state Head of Service, Elder SegunAkinwusiand the then Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji FataiAkinbade, infiltrated the labour union leadership, imposing their stooges on the unions.
The case between the factional leaders of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the state and that of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is still pending before court, where the aggrieved faction is seeking redress on the matters.
It was gathered that the PDP used the imposed leaders to break the rank and file of the unions and subdue the struggle of the unionduring the administration of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
The same set of leaders were said to be acting under the influence of their benefactors, to frustrate Aregbesola, so that he would be unable to deliver dividends of democracy to the teeming populace of the state, as they insisted that government should use funds meant for developmental project to pay wages.
Checks revealed that one of the labour leaders was traced to the dwelling house of a PDP chieftain, whose ambition of becoming a governor was thwarted and is looking for all means to discredit the present administration in the state.
One of the plans of the union leaders was to incite their members against Aregbesola by presenting him as being anti-workers, which explained the manner the TUC chairman, Comrade Francis Adetunji presented the state government’s position at their Fakunle Grammar School congress, after discussion with state government representatives.
He emphasised that the governor was deviant on the position of workers, when he called-in from Mecca, where he was performing the lesser hajj, creating the impression that his call halted the progress of the negotiation, a situation that further infuriated the workers against the governor.
Besides, the medium gathered that the opposition party, which had been looking for a means of attacking Aregbesola, seized the opportunity of the industrial crisis, to infiltrate the state work force, with a view to paralyzing government activities in the state.
So far, the trick seems to be working, as the labour leaders had succeeded in pitching the labour force against the state government, refusing all the proposals of the government, pushing the strike into its fourth week.
Also, the labour leaders had refused to present facts to back its claim, that the state governmenthave sufficient funds to pay the new wage across board, as they demanded on various occasions, when journalists requested for proof.
They (labour) accused the government of trying to give junior workers undeserved compensation at the detriment of senior civil servants.
At their congress at Fakunle Area of the state capital last Friday, after the state government had agreed to pay N19,001 to the least paid workers, the labour leaders vowed to continue staying at home until the government pays senior servants, even if it means removing the additional N1,000 it added to the least paid worker.

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It is now glaring that the Osun workers’ union are stoogeeS of PDP,Oyinlola, Omisore, etc. They are all working against the state they took oath of office to uphold. If the facts are there, the administrators should now move on to sack the workers who are taking the state hostage for political reasons.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH SACK THE WORKERS NOW!!!

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    Good talk, when you sack them according to your recommendation/ suggestion, they should be replaced with your brothers and sisters or better still, import workers from Lagos, Ekiti and or from Benin, in doing so the areas boys of Lagos should also be considered for important roles.
    Remember that our amiable Gorvernor is still in Saudi, lets send an urgent email to him so that he may also approach the monarch there with the view to helping him recruit some of the co prayer warriors.
    All hands must be on deck.

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DEMOLA ILORI

If these people (workers) are hell bent in collecting the minimum wages across the board, my governor should pay them, afterall we all know how many of them are fit to continue the jobs, we have seen majority of them calling themselves forty years in age ,whereas, physically they are over seventy, the governor has the last option of wheither to continue with the usage of unproductives workers hiding under workers unionism, or make way for the young blood. chikena!. let the tired legs continue their strikes at home. I have been a union leadr before and i know the implications of adamant workers that hell bent on 100% negotiations.

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    U’ve forgotten that those who did it before paid dearly for it?it costs them several years b4 getting it right. U’re a bad adviser.

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Omoife & Demola I pity both of you. Why don’t you investigate and know the truth before you begin to judge. It is politics.

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AKIN AKINJINMI (USA)

MY SINCERE APPEAL TO THE GOVENOR IS TO PLEASE FIND A LASTING SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. IT IS GETTING TOO LATE AND BECOMING EMBARRASSING. BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE LABOUR UNIONS CAN NOW WAY BE IGNORING EACH OTHER AT THE EXPENSE OF THE STATE. BOTH OF THEM NEED TO SHIFT GROUND AND COME TO AN AGGREEMENT. PDP OR ACN — BI OGIRI KO BA LANU………..

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Where exactly is aregbesola? I luv his way of doing things,but dislike his travelling habit with passion,tell him to stop that or else. Had it been he is arround all this while,they would have settled this problem of strike,we are tired of all these mess.

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Solagbade wot prove do u have,all this leader are still pdp spanner screwdriver,they are using them to screw things,ur PHCN bill has now in increase do u know y?they are nothing but key in teeth of dog.

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Yemi Kolawole

It doesnt matter wether the state govt have the capacity to pay or not.The minimum wage act did not state that salary should be incresed to all categories 100 percent across board.The best practise is to obey the law.

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aregbesola is in saudi arabia seeking treatment. the man is sick and the ACN are covering him up. he doesnt know anything about the affair of he state and all his advisers are trying to use ogboju to waylay innocent workers. people of osun, tomorrow wednesday, go to the government office and demand to see ur governor face to face. have u guys notice that for the past few months he always send people to where he suppose to go. sending his deputy to hold meeting with bishops, alfas, kings with union leaders instead of him at the meeting, sending his deputy to hold meeting with ajimobi, governor of oyo state. at the end of the day, the press secretary will say he has something important to do. what is more important than the affair of your state?. last month they said he was at the lesser hajj, the fact is he was at Medina before the beginning of lesser hajj and he is still there cos he is sick. king Fahd hospital in Medina is known for treating important people with deadly diseases. that is why ajimobi was with him in other to connect with the mayor of medina as we can see from the picture the stupid newspaper posted few weeks back. ajimobi is back from medina, the question is what is aregbesola still doing there? ACN think they are better than other party but the fact is they are group of 419 and thieves. see what happen to lagos state speaker? a prominent 419 in USA with two convictions. tell me who is fooling who. aregbesola is a liar, a thief and a sick bastard and god will punish from earth to hell for deceiving the people of the state of the living spring. AREGBESOLA MUST GO!!!

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I wil just advice our governor to stay at home for a while, so that this isue would be settled before thins get out of hand.

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Pls, u should at least consider we student of Osun state. Everyday we’re growing older & older..pls kindly find solution 2 d problem. Mr Gov. God wl help u.

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Osun Defender is becoming an irritant. This story has no substance, it does not make any sense. I was expecting them to give some evidence for their allegation, instead the writer just wasted our time with suggestions. Instead of going through this mundane way, the paper and other sycophants around the governor should solve this problem. Baba Akande also waged a war against the workers, it did not work. Despite his sterling performance in office, he was embarrassed out of office by Oyinlola, former governor of Lagos who had a terrible history of performance.
How and why would the people prefer someone who is has a bad record (Gov No Bitumen) to someone who managed state resources very well? Simple, he waged an unnecessary war against the workers. I am passionate about Aregbesola, I am impressed with his fighting spirit and positive attitude but I must say that his style of leadership is poor. His decision to surround himself with sycophants will lead him nowhere.

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ajani abdulrahman

we all need to be careful of all our words,i ll like to plead with the workers to look at the issue critically,if they are interested in getting their salary increased at the expense of the development of the state! FINE!!! they govt should gif them but they shld nt complain the good initiative intended for the state generally is not put to work.
actually i dont know why nlc and tuc demand for salary increment always when their are better struggle to fight for in this country.
LABOUR LEADERS NEED TO STAND UP TODAY,DRAW OUT PLANS THAT THEY FEEL IS BETTER FOR THE BENEFIT OF THIS COUNTRY N STOP CLAMOURING FOR SALARY INCREMENT ALWAYS AND REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICE ONLY. OF WHAT BNEFIT IS INCREASED SALARY THAT CAN NOT EVEN BUY A SINGLE BREAD IN THE MARKET PLACE.WE ALL NEED TO THINK ABOUT HTIS ISSUE.OUR THE LABOUR LEADERS FIGHTITNG FOR THE REALL THING IN THIS COUNTRY??????
GOD BLESS OSUN STATE AND NIGERIA

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ajani abdulrahman

@SEENI U REALLY NEED TO HAVE YOUR STUPID HEAD EXAMINED.IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT WILL GO ABOUT SAYING BAD THING ABOUT SOMEONE AND LATER START PRAISING HIM WHEN HE IS AROUND .IF YOU CAN HELP IN PROFERING SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE STATE.PLEASE FOR GOD’S SAKE KEEP YOUR DIRTHY MOUTH SHUT.

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i like the way contrary views are attacked on this forum. some may go too far though, but even slight disagreement brings the beast out. anyway, i never realized the labour flag is green white red too like pdp’s, i will save myself the headache and not read this one but is it not a known occurence tthat Labour union protest under every government, why must they now be alligned to oposition now. do you even write news for ordinary non partisan students or young people? or maybe we should start reading yahoo news and bone local news.

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@ajani abdulmaalu. e be like say PCHN don turn off the light in ur head. ask who i am from people that come here regularly, i saw this problem coming but who listen. so, shut the fuck up and go and play with ur dildo u faggot.

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You see, i see it comin bt i decided 2 hold my breathe. People are doin their findings some re getting it right, while some are gettin it wrong. As regards OMOIFE coment, it is now i knw we are all but nt reasonin thesame way imagine, do u want 2 bring oshodi area boys 2 work in abere or what? Or ur brothers, sister, or relatives? Osun state is borring Mr gov is violating the constitution. Pls let us reason d same way we are al nt illitrate. Who d cap fit let him wear it.

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