Factional leaders of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Osun State, have reconciled as Comrade Francis Adetunji yesterday handed over to the recognised chairman, Comrade Akinyemi Olatunji.
The two factional leaders at the reconciliation meeting at the state office embraced each other, ending their years of grievances.
It would be recalled that the two factions had always been at loggerheads over whose directive should be followed by the workers.
Comrade Adetunji had been laying claim to the leadership of the union, contrary to the recognised leadership of Comrade Olatunji.
The two leaders had been giving contrary orders and directives, hence creating division within the labour union.
Recently, it was widely reported that the two factions caused chaos at the state secretariat when a faction reportedly refused the strike order of another faction, thus leading to fracas.
In the last crisis, Adetunji reportedly ordered workers to go on strike, a decision that was refused by the Olatunji-led faction.
Meanwhile, Olatunji had already ordered a strike which Adetunji prevented workers from embarking upon.
However, with the intervention of the national leaders of the union, Adetunji handed over the document of the union to Olatunji.
Speaking at the reconciliation meeting held at the state council along Gbongan Road, Osogbo, the national president of TUC, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama declared that the aggrieved factions of the union had sheath their swords, saying peace had been restored to TUC in Osun State.
According to him, “I want to happily announce to you today that TUC is one and indivisible body under the leadership of Comrade Olatunji.
“We can now brace up and face the challenges ahead of us. We can now unite and fight for salary of our workers,” he added.
The TUC boss, who also appealed to the workers to work together with Olatunji, stressed that their unity would fast-track achievements.

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