The Association of Senior Civil Servants (ASCSN), Ogun State branch, has vowed to keep a close watch on the state government by ensuring prompt implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the organised labour on the demands of the workers in the state.
The organised labour in the state had last week Friday suspended its four-day old indefinite strike after signing MoA with the government.
The workers had accused Dapo Abiodun-led government of non-remittance of 21 months salary deductions, eight years of unpaid Statutory Leave Allowances and breach of the State Pension Reform Law, 2006 (amended 2013) in the implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
But the State Chairman of ASCSN, Isa Olude and the Secretary, Olusegun Adebiyi, in a report addressed to their members submitted that a fairer deal was achieved during the negotiation with the government.
According to them, it was agreed that Gross Salary payment starts this month, July, 2022 whilst the sum of N1.5billion is to be released, within 30 days, as first tranche, to offset part of the arrears while the balance is to be paid, not later than December, 2022.
They added that the struggle paid off, saluting members’ perseverance and dedication to the strike action.
The ASCSN leaders, however, expressed regret over death of Comrade Sunday Ogunjimi during the strike and prayed God grant his soul eternal.
“With the outlay of Actions in the signed Memorandum, we are confident that a fairer deal has been secured whilst we keep a close and sustained watch on its implementation Matter of fact, each of the issues has been drawn to be achieved within a time limit. Gross Salary payment starts this month, July, 2022 whilst the sum of #1.5billion is to be released, within 30 days, as first tranche, to offset part of the arrears while the balance is to be paid, not later than December, 2022.
“In all our doggedness has paid off much as we salute members perseverance and dedication to the strike action Indeed, the experience has provided us the impetus that collectively, much could be achieved. We are pained over the loss of Comrade Sunday Ogunjimi. May God grant his soul eternal!
“Please be assured of our commitment to protecting our utmost interest at all times”, the report reads partly.