Radio Television Theatre and Arts Workers' Union of Nigeria

  • I don't have Slaves in my Palace-Oluwo

    Download 5 1The Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi has disclosed that there are no slaves in his palace in Iwo, Osun state, Nigeria.

    Oba Akanbi made this disclosure recently in a lecture titled CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES FOR ROYAL FATHERS at the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers' Union of Nigeria(RATTWU) Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state(BCOS) chapter, Oyo state, Nigeria.

    ''I don't have slaves in my palaces, all those in my palace receive monthly salaries,'' Oba Akanbi stated.

    In his remarks, the RATTAWU chairman, Comrade Kolapo Carew,  expressed gratitude to God for protecting members of the union all through the year, adding, ''our governor paid our Christmas salaries on the 14th of December. He has also paid the wage award, and he will soon pay the 13th month salaries.''

    However, federal workers have lamented the stoppage of the N35,000 wage award.

    The workers made this known through a former chairman of the Trade Union Congress(TUC) in Oyo state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Salaries have remained the same while prices of goods and services have tripled within this period. We are surprised to note that the meager 35,000 naira wage award grudgingly given to the federal workers by the federal government to cushion the effects of the economic crisis caused by the subsidy removal has been stopped. The federal government paid only one month out of the six months promised. ''

    ''We, the federal government workers feel betrayed by the federal government. Our employer has been very unfair and unfaithful to us. We have not been treated as if we matter. We are citizens, we are not beggars, and we are supposed to be worthy of a fair wage. We, the federal workers, feel cheated. ''