Osun Workers Commence Strike Over Half Salary

Osun worker protesting at the State Government Secretariat. Twitter

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun State, on Wednesday commenced an indefinite strike, closing the State Government Secretariat in Abere, Osogbo.

The state union chairman, Jacob Adekomi, led other unions’ leaders to the secretariat to shut down the place.

The NLC on Wednesday morning at about 7 am took over the entrance gate of the secretariat to ensure total compliance to its directive.

Labour leaders had on Friday directed their members not to return to work this week as they will no longer take modulated salary, lack of promotion and the non remittance of their contributory pension deductions to workers’ pension accounts.

Adekomi said the directive by the Head of Service, Festus Olowogboyega, that workers on Grade Level 1-7 resume work got the unions infuriated hence the resolve to ensure they turn any erring worker back home.

The workers are demanding confirmation of appointments of some workers since 2012, promotion for others and stoppage of modulated salary been paid to workers and pensioners since July 2015.

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