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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Oyo workers will begin warning strike on Wednesday, give reasons

Workers in Oyo State will Wednesday begin a 3-day warning strike to press home their demand over non-payment of salary arrears.

DAILY POST reports that the decision to embark on the warning strike was reached during Monday meeting of the State Executive Councils (SECs) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC).
The decision was affirmed on Tuesday by the workers after their meeting at the NLC secretariat, Yidi, Agodi Gate, Ibadan on Tuesday.
They said they decided to embark on the strike in solidarity with workers of all the tertiary institutions in the state.
The unions described as insensitive the inability of the government to pay the over 17-month salary arrears owed tertiary institutions’ workers and 56-month pension owed retired primary school teachers.
A statement issued after the meeting  said that the action, which starts tomorrow, will end on Friday.
The statement reads, “The unions have resolved to embark of 3-days warning from tomorrow- Wednesday To Friday to press home their demands immediately after the expiration of 7-days ultimatum given to the state government to resolve the issues lapses on 23rd, Tuesday, January,2018.
“The unions then demanded as follows: Reinstatement of the 256 sacked staffs of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso;
“Stoppage of 25% payment of salary to tertiary institutions workers in the last 2 years and payment of 15 months arrears;
“Removal of embargo placed on promotion since 2010;
“Pension and gratuity of retired primary schools teachers running to over 50-months.”

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