Osun Labour Crisis Hijacked By Politicians – CDHR

Rauf AregbesolaThe Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has said some disgruntled politicians in Osun State are using some labour leaders to fuel the industrial crisis in the state to frustrate the government.
The group’s position was contained in a statement signed by its Chairman, Akin Asifat and Publicity Secretary, Ismaeel Uthman, in Osogbo on Wednesday.
The CDHR pointed out that labour leaders in the state were genuine with their agitation until recently when opposition politicians bought them over to destabilise the government.
The statement read partly, “We have it on good authority that some labour leaders have sold the workers to politicians who want the industrial action to continue indefinitely for the purpose of
frustrating Aregbesola’s achievement. There is more to the calling off of the strike and the later announced continuation of the strike.
“We felt concerned because the labour leaders have derailed from a genuine cause and there is need to caution them. They are now in pursuit of material things. Delay in salary payment is not peculiar to Osun State, but it is clear that the labour crisis in the state has been hijacked by politicians.
“Labour movement should be alive to its responsibility of enhancing the living standard and promoting good welfare package for workers; including make necessary decision on their behalf. Labour leaders should not be partisan, nor romance with politician”.

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