Workers in Osun State have made public their intention to begin an indefinite strike over the non-payment of their full salaries, Punch reports.
The workers, under the aegis of the Osun State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, said they have since September 2015 been collecting half-salaries, and with the third tranche of N6.3 billion Paris Club loan refund, the State Government should e able to pay them their full dues.
The notice, signed by the state chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Jacob Adekomi; State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (SJPSNC) chairman, Bayo Adejumo; Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman, Bowale Adekola, read in part:
Consequent upon the refusal of the government of Osun state to accede to the demands of workers and pensioners as contained in our letter of Thursday 5th December 2017, the workers of Osun state will be preceding on an indefinite strike action by 27th December.
We salute the uncommon support we enjoy from the entire workforce of Osun State and we trust that the unfailing God will see us through this unpleasant time.
On this note, we enjoin all workers in Osun state to stay at home until otherwise directed by the Labor leaders.
The State Government has however urged the workers to continue to receive half their salaries, the Commissioner for Information, Adelani Baderinwa releasing a statement asking them to exercise patience until the state is able to revert to full salary.