Organised Labour has brought the Oyo State Civil Service to its knees.

The joint section of the Oyo State Executive Councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiation Council said workers in the state would begin a three-day warning strike from today (Wednesday) in solidarity with their colleagues at the six public tertiary institutions.

Workers at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora, The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, and College of Education, Lanlate, have been on strike over non-payment of their salary arrears.

They are rejecting the reduction of government’s subvention to the institutions to 25 per cent.

The Chairman of the state chapter of the NLC, Waheed Olojede, who spoke after the meeting of the unions’ executives in Ibadan, said the strike was also called to protest the sack of 256 workers at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

"Workers in the state-owned tertiary institutions have been on strike since November 2, 2017, and their matters have not been addressed up to date.

"We had two separate meetings with the government and they yielded no result hence the people remain on indefinite strike.

"We have written a series of letters to the government to give reasons why 100 per cent salary payment should be granted to workers in tertiary institutions", he said.


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