- Osun state workers are expected to begin a three-day warning strike from Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, August 31
- The workers will embark on the three-day warning strike to press for payment of their salary arrears
- All efforts made to speak with the state commissioner for Information and Strategy failed
Workers in Osun state are to begin a three-day warning strike on Wednesday to press home their demands, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
This warning was contained in a notice issued on Tuesday, August 28,by the Joint Negotiating Council, Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, Oyo State chapter.
In the notice, workers in the state were directed to begin a three-day warning strike from Wednesday, August 29 to Friday, August 31, to press for payment of their salary arrears.
“The labour Mmovement in Osun at a meeting held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, resolved that workers in the state should embark on a three-day warning strike, effective from Wednesday August 29 to Friday August 31 to demand.
“Payment of 34 months’ salary arrears of 50 per cent for officers on Grade Level 08 and above, which is an equivalent of 17 months full salary.
“Payment of 34 months pension arrears of retired workers in the state; remittance of 34 months contributory pension arrears; payment of outstanding gratuity to all pensioners and.
“Payment of 2016 leave allowances across board to officers of the state government.
“If the government fails to meet up with all our demands within the three-day warning strike, workers will be further directed,’’ the notice reads.
When contacted, the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of the state chapter, Jacob Adekomi, confirmed that the notice was issued by the labour centre.
He said workers are, as stated in the notice, to embark on the strike from tomorrow.
All efforts made to speak with Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy failed as he could not be contacted as at the time of this report.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that two factions within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the southwest are reportedly in a supremacy battle ahead of the coming gubernatorial election in the state.
According to reports, the battle is not only threatening its chances in the poll, but its 2019 fortunes in the zone.
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