Osun Workers Begin 3-Day Strike Over Non-Payment Of Salaries

Workers in Osun are to begin a three-day warning strike on Wednesday,

August 29, to press home their demands, particularly the non-payment of

full salaries.

This warning was contained in a notice issued on Tuesday 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 to Friday to press for payment of their

salary arrears.

“The Labour Movement in Osun at a meeting held on Tuesday, August 28,

resolved that workers in the state should embark on a three-day

warning strike, effective from Wednesday August 29 to Friday 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.

Confirming the decision, state chapter Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Jacob Adekomi, said that the notice was issued by the labour centre.

adding that workers are not going back on their action.