Joint Workers Union Threatens Mass Pull Out From Various Unions in Kogi

Members of the Joint Workers Union of Local Government Areas have given a

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Joint Workers Union Threatens Mass Pull Out From Various Unions in Kogi

Members of the Joint Workers Union of Local Government Areas have given a fourteen days notice to leadership of the Joint Action Union, (JAU) of plans to pull out of the Union if there demands are not met.


The Members of the Joint Workers Union in a letter written to the Kogi State Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress and signed by Comr. Abdullahi Rufai, the Coordinator, want the Leadership of JAU to withdraw her statement on the issue of 50% as a benchmark for workers salaries.


The Members of Joint Workers Union in the letter also want the State Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teacher, (NUT) Comr. Ayodele Thomas to immediately resign from his position with immediate effect.


The Union also asked the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) to publish the monthly salaries/Pensions paid to their members from January, 2016 to date so that government will get to know the TRUE state of their welfare.


Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Rufai added that the union want to further engage the government for better welfare and demand for 100% 18K minimum wage monthly salaries and Pensions for the members.


Furthermore, the letter said the unclear members who are not found wanting for Certificate forgery, should be cleared immediately and included in the payroll.


Stated in there letter to the NLC , the Joint Workers Union, said November, 2020 salary/Pension should be paid without further delay and henceforth, there should be no delay payment in salaries and Pensions.


The also want the various Union's to state clearly the allocations received from the federal allocation meeting shared to the LGs through the joint Account from January, 2016 to date. 


The equally want the Unions to make a clear analysis of LG share of allocation in Kogi state and the staff strength, wage bill and payment done each month of allocation received.


The Joint Workers Union wants JAU leaders to write petitions to the various authorities, human right organizations and also National Industrial Court (NIC) to ensure that the government becomes responsible in fulfilling tess certificate that are hitterto acceptable by their employers for promotion. 



According to the letter, "failure to agree to our demands, We shall commence immediate sensitization and mobilization of our members for the pulling out from all the mentioned Unions".

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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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