Why Osun NLC Boss Sold Out – Investigation

Fresh facts have emerged regarding reasons why Comrade Saka Adesiyan-led Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State chapter,was not yielding to the pleas of the current administration in the state, on the issue of minimum wage. OSUN DEFENDER investigation revealed that about two years ago, when the labour leader ran into financial scandal with his constituency,…”
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September 7, 2011 2:44 pm

Fresh facts have emerged regarding reasons why Comrade Saka Adesiyan-led Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State chapter,was not yielding to the pleas of the current administration in the state, on the issue of minimum wage.
OSUN DEFENDER investigation revealed that about two years ago, when the labour leader ran into financial scandal with his constituency, Nigeria Union of Teachers(NUT), Osun State chapter, and was not allowed to contest for the chairmanship of the union, it was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that came to his rescue.
Facts on ground revealed that ousted Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola-led administration and the then leadership of the PDP in the state had intended to use Adesiyan, who was a staunch member of the party, to calm the rising tension among teachers in the state.
His candidature was then forced down the throats of the union members, who were helpless and had to run to their union’s national secretariat in Abuja for relief.
The National Secretariat of the NUT declared Adesiyan’s election as illegal and thereby disbanded the executive committee under him.
Having suffered defeat at the NUT, the PDP machinery, bent on holding on to the leadership of the state workers’ union, sponsored Adesiyan’s candidature at the last NLC election, where most of those opposed to his candidature, were intimidated.
Since the inception of the Adesiyan-led executive, the state workers, under the ousted Oyinlola era, were subjected to various types of persecution, as labour leaders were found of mortgagingtheir members’ interest to negotiate for their personal gains.
Information revealed that Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola was consulted by members of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to intervene in the issue, with a view to influencing who becomes the NLC leader in the state ahead of the verdict of the Appeal Court.
It was gathered that the Ijesa-born engineer, insisted that workers should be allowed to enjoy autonomy and decide their leadership without the interference of any individual or government.
It would be recalled that the labour leaders in the state, had, on two different occasions, during the Oyinlola’ administration, shown their loyalty to their pay masters in the state, by recalling the workers back to their duty posts, after money had changed hands.
Shortly before being shown the exit door out of the state government house, the state government, under Oyinlola’s leadership, commenced a compulsory contributory pension scheme, with an alternative that workers should fill a retirement form for 2012 in the event of their refusal to comply.
Inspite of grudges from some of the workers, the labour leaders had initially assured them of the union’s readiness to intervene in the situation, but later sold the workers out, as they had to choose between paying the compulsory fee or sign the retirement form.
Findings further showed that besides acting the scripts of their paymaster, the labour leaders were also protecting the interest of some senior workers, who had signed the compulsory retirement form, forced down on their throats by Oyinlola in conjunction with the labour leaders.
They were said to be attempting to bring government activities to a halt in the state, over the issue of minimum wage in order to benefit from the new wage, before their retirement in 2012.
Investigations also revealed that some rank and file members of the union had started nursing grudges against the senior workers, who they believed were selfish with the extreme measure the labour leaders adopted against the new administration.
Their argument was that the previous salary increment had always been in the interest of the senior workers, who had been earning far above their junior colleagues.
As at the time of filing this report, the labour leaders were struggling to keep the junior workers in the dark concerning the issue of the N19,001, the state government agreed to pay against the Federal government’s N18,000.
Also, the state PDP had commenced activities towards funding the labour leaders, to continue to fight the government with a view to discrediting it before the state’s populace, as some union leaders were said to have attended a factional meeting of the party to get the fund.

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Somebody writing this trash is an enemy of the State. So………………… shut up please.

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You are clueless. What is wrong with this newspaper? Try and tell us the truth for once. You are a disgrace to the Pen.

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the osun defender investigation? and this is the only kind of report they always get from their investigation. like said before, let me echo it, you are a disgrace to the pen. using osun name in vain. who are you really defending?

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Osun Labour leaders are d real enemy of this state. It is totally clear to d populace. God almighty will soon same them all. They are truelly working out clueless PDP agenda. They will fail together.

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When this paper says the leader of the union has still put junior staff in darknees about #19001 the govt want to pay 1 to 7, do u think level 7 officer is a fool that they will know what thier sallary is.

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this news paper is as clueless as aregbesola

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If truely the labour leader are fighting for the least pay workers it will be wise for them to suspend there strike action now that ogeni Aregbesola has agreed to pay #19001.But any action sort of this will show that they are carried out the pdp biding to distabilise the gov as alleged

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It is glaring that current strike action embarked upon by the Osun Labour has brought hardship to the citizenry. I’m using this opportunity to plead to the workers to halt their strike in the interest of the state. For any fruitful negotiation, both parties must be prepared to compromise part of their stance so as to move forward. If the labour continue this way, people will be making insinuations that they are being used to frustrate the incubent administration.

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The governor fought for his mandate given to him by law, & Osun defender supported him. Now the workers are fighting for their mandate[#18,000 minimum wage] given to them by law, & Osun defender is castigating them. This is a confused paper, and the editor…… a trouble maker.

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It’s glaring that current strike action embarked upon by the Osun Labour has brought hardship to the citizenry. I’m using this opportunity to plead to the worker to halt their strike in the interest of the state. For any fruitful negotiation, both parties must be prepared to compromise part of their stance so as to move forward. If the labour continue this way, people will be making insinuations that they are being used to frustrate the incubent administration.

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seeni, Anonymous ,aare and tayo.should be mindful of their words,only God knows whether some of you have lost their senses.what else do you wants from mr governor. the whole have known that the labour leader is outdated aserna rely on by PDP. The labour leader has been seen as useless man in the state that is only selfish man that is ……

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it is well clear to every one that labour leader is selfish. every body in the state do not blame govt rather blame the labour . it is adviceable to all to mind your speech some of do not comment like somebody that even pass through western education

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Striking Osun workers are the enemies of progress and they should go back to work now or face the consequencies. Osun state should not be intimidated by these PDP thugs!!!

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Osun Defender is not just confused, its an indication that Aregbe will be worse than Oyinlola and its sad because Oyinlola is probably the lowest any human being should go. Aregbe will probably go below human level!

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Dear Osun people, Let us Vote out ACN like we voted out the PDP, their senior comrade in illegality. Lets vote for the Labour Party, ACN is getting giddy with its short term success in the south west. The party cannot manage success, they are like a bunch of teenagers who suddenly taste freedom and gets confused. They are high and drunk on self gratification. Lets select some proper bred young professional and do away with these charlatans.

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