OSUN STATE CIVIL SERVANTS EMBARK ON THREE DAYS WARNING STRIKE
CIVIL servants in Osun State, yesterday, embarked on a three-day warning strike as directed by the leadership of the labour unions in the state.
When our correspondent visited the government secretariat, Abere, yesterday, there was total compliance as the main entrance gate of the secretariat was under lock and key.
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Osun State, had on Tuesday ordered all workers in the state civil service to embark on a 3-day warning strike effectively from Wednesday to Friday this week following the refusal of the state government to offset workers outstanding salaries arrears and other entitlements.
The leadership of the Congress directed all workers in the state to act accordingly to press home their demands which have been hanging for a long period of time in the hand of the state government.
In the communiqué by the state NLC Chairman, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, Comrade Bayo Adejumo, Chairman, JPSNC, Comrade R.A Adeyemi; NLC Secretary, Comrade Adebowale Adekola, Chairman, TUC, Comrade Akin Olatunbosun, Secretary TUC and others, they threatened to embark on an indefinite action if, at the end of the warning strike, the government fail to meet their demands.
They, however, listed their demands to be payment of 34 months salary arrears of 50% for officers on GL.08 and above which is an equivalent of seventeen months full salary, payment of 34 months pension arrears of retired workers in the state, remittances of 34 months contributory pension arrears.
The leadership of the labour unions commended the civil servants in the state for the total compliance and appealed to them to make it total in the remaining two days.
@ Vanguard Newspaper