- The labour unions issued a statement in Osogbo, the Osun capital to announce the notice to the state government
- They said they decided on the 7-day notice and an indefinite strike action after the ultimatum when they did not get results from an earlier agreement
- They say nothing will stop the industrial action except prompt payment of the outstanding salaries, pensions and gratuities
Labour unions Nigeria Labour Unions (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Osun state have issued a 7-day notice to the government that it would embark on strike action over the non-payment of salaries areas, pensions and gratuity.
Channels reports that the notice comes just a week after the workers in the southwest state returned from a three-day warning strike.
A joint press statement between the labour unions said the strike became necessary following the failure of an earlier agreement between them and the state government in December, 2017 to generate results.
Those who signed the statement included Bayo Adejumo (Chairman (JPSNC)), Jacob Adekomi (Chairman NLC), Adebowale Ademola (Chairman TUC), R.A Oyegbami (Secretary JNC), Rufus Adeyemi (Secretary NLC) and Akin Olatunbosun (Secretary TUC).
The statement read in part: “After a critical review of the unbending posture of the government, despite the three days notice strike warning to accede to the demands of workers, the situation fails to provide the expected answer to the amelioration of the workers”.
“We are constrained to use this medium to give the government a 7 days notice of strike action which will commence on September 10”, the statement read in part.
The labour unions, vowed to go ahead with the strike action until salary arrears, pensions and gratuity are paid.
Recall that NAIJ.com had reported earlier that workers in the southwest state began a three-day warning strike on Wednesday, August 29 to press home their demands over unpaid salaries.
The 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.
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