Osun workers begin strike, warn Aregbesola
Osun State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commenced a three-day warning strike.
The workers advised Governor Rauf Aregbesola to use this week to address their demands to forestall an indefinite sit-at-home.
They explained that the action was to protest the non-payment of the arrears of modulated salaries of workers as well as pensions and gratuities of the retirees.
NLC Chairman in Osun State, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, announced the strike on Tuesday.
He recalled that the Congress had declared the strike following the expiration of an ultimatum given to the state government to commence payment of the outstanding salaries.
“We are starting three-day warning strike Wednesday. We are embarking on this strike because of the salary arrears as well as gratuities of pensioners”, Adekomi said.
“The government also owes its own part of the contributory pension deductions and 2016 leave allowances. We issued an ultimatum earlier and this is the next option.
“The government started modulated salaries in July 2015 and they have paid the balance of three months of the modulated salaries since that time,” he said.