ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANT OF NIGERIA, (ASCN) LAGOS STATE – REPORT OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER
MR. GOVERNOR FINALLY GAVE HIS APPROVAL FOR RETROSPECTIVE APPROVAL
Recall that the leadership of the Union under the auspices of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council Trade Union Side met Mr. Governor and requested that a window of opportunity be open for those who must have obtained certain qualification or the other in the course of their service to the state as a of upgrading their skills for better service delivery.
We wish to report that Mr. Governor has given his nod to the request of the Union on the issue of retrospective APPROVAL for over three thousands affected members. Consequently, all affected members should further contact the Secretariat on how t go about the process.
JNC RE-ELECT COMRADE OLUSEGUN RHAMON BALOGUN AS CHAIRMAN JNC
In line with the decision of the National Body of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Trade Union Side (TUS) captured in the
Circular NJPSNC/GEN. COR /VOL.1/22 dated 13th October 2021 wherein the national body of the JNC resolved on Tuesday 30th September, 2021 at the National Secretariat of AUPCTRE, Wuse Zone 4 Abuja. that elections of State Council be conducted simultaneously from Tuesday 9th to Friday 12 November, 2021 and commissioned the National Presidents and General Secretaries of the Eight Industrial Unions to oversee the whole election process.
Consequently, the Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC), Trade Union Side re-elected all its executive members for a two-year term only in line with the National Body.
This process was equally witnessed by representatives from both federal and state government regulatory agencies as well as the leadership of TUC & NLC.
The elected officials include Comrade Olusegun Rhamon Balogun, Chairman; Taiwo Opaleye, Vice Chairman; Ayanpitan Rasheed, Secretary; Femi Ojo, Assistant Secretary; and Sanni Idowu, Treasurer.
JNC MEETING FOR YEAR 2021
The meeting of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council in Lagos State was held November 2021 where the leadership of the Union presented 9 memoranda on the following issues
(a) Need to pay rent allowance emblock
(b). Payment of 13 month salary as from 2022 and not 30% of basic being paid as end of year Bonus.
(c). Need to stop double deduction for health insurance as reflected in the payslip of members.
(d) Harmonization of Hazard Allowance for Kai and LNSC officers in line with that of LATSMA.
(e) Institutionalization of Waldrop Allowance for the Core Civil Service.
(f) Need to stop tenure elongation of officers who are due for retirement in LIRS.
(g) Need to prioritize the provision of Directors Car.
(h) Need to Stop the issue of Notional and Financial Date in Promotion.
(I) Need to abolish the Circular prohibiting payment of Arrears after 3 months.
We wish to report that the Pay Policy Review Committee which was chaired by the Honourable Commissioner Estab met in December 2021 and further adopted some of the recommendations of Council.
HARMONIZATION OF SALARY OF MAGISTRATE WITH THAT OF LEGAL COUNSELS IN LAGOS STATE.
We wish to report that Mr. Governor has once again gave his approval for the harmonization of the salary of Legal Counsels in line with that of Magistrate after the initial approval from the government of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Akinwunmi Ambode.
However, the implementation of the harmonization is creating alot of discontent among members in the Ministry of Justice because the Ministry of Establishments recommended the payment of only the Security and Insurance Allowances for the approval of Mr. Governor
Unfortunately, responsibility Allowance which constitute over 80% of the harmonization struggle was removed. Hence, the discontent of members in the Ministry of Justice. The Union has made its position know on the matter and Estab has been promise to look into the matter.
ASCSN LAGOS STATE BRANCH TRAINED 1ST BATCH OF UNIT CHAIRMEN AND SECRETARIES
As part of the commitment of the present administration to train and re-train members of the Unit Executive Committee on the rudiments of trade Unionism and industrial relations, 20 Unit Unit Chairmen & Secretaries were trained at the last Training programme that was organized by the leadership of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria Lagos State Council held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium. The next Batch of Training is slated for 2022 . Therefore, those who are yet to attend will be selected by the Secretariat based on certain laid down criteria.
HOUSING SCHEME: LATEST DEVELOPMENT
On the proposed WORKERS’ VILLAGE, the Union is living no stone unturn to ensure that all the developers move to site in 2022. To this end, inspection of site was carried out 2 weeks ago by some members of the State Exco after the release of the survey by the office of the Surveyor-General.
Also, the Union was at the ground breaking ceremony for the Ministry of Housing /Brooks/TUC & JNC Mass Housing Scheme in Imota. The developers are already mobilizing to site and we urge all Unit Exco members to forward names of all interested members to the the Secretariat for collation.
LAGOS STATE HEALTH INSURANCE :MATHERS ARISING
Against the backdrop of challenges and complaints received on the operations of the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, the Union resolved to engage the management of the LASHMA as a way of finding lasting solutions to some of the challenges members are facing across the State.
Consequently, a meeting of all the Industrial Unions in the Public Service of Lagos State and the Management of LASHMA is slated for January 18th, 2022 at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium.