Osun Workers Reject Half Salary, Declare Indefinite Strike
Osun State civil servants have commenced an indefinite strike.
The workers under the Joint Public Service announced the strike on Friday in a statement by the Chairman JPSNC; Bayo Adejumo; Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Tunde Adekomi; and the Trade Union Congress Chairman, Bowale Adekola.
Many workers in Osun State have been earning only a fraction of their salaries for over a year. Depending on the grade levels they belong to, the workers earned between 50 per cent and 100 per cent of their salaries.
In their statement on Friday, the workers said the strike was based on the Osun government’s refusal to accede to their demands.
“Consequent upon the refusal of the government of Osun State to accede to the demands of the workers and pensioners as contained in our letter of Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the workers of Osun State will be proceeding on an indefinite strike by 27th December, 2017.
“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 home until otherwise directed by the labour leaders.
“We wish the good people of Osun State a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018 in advance,” they said.