SHOWDOWN! Workers Threaten To Begin Strike On Tuesday
Few days after the mother body suspended its proposed strike, it appears the 'children bodies' in Ondo State, are gearing up for a showdown with the state government.
The organised labour unions in Ondo State have threatened to commence strike on Tuesday (tomorrow) if the government fails to pay the backlog of salary arrears.
The workers asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay the backlog from the N20bn Paris Club refund the state received from the Federal Government recently.
This was contained in a letter to the governor dated November 9, 2018.
The letter was signed by state chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council, Tayo Ogunleye; Soladoye Ekundayo and Abel Oloniyo, respectively.
The workers accused the governor of not consulting the labour unions on the release of the Paris Club refund to the state as both parties had earlier agreed.
According to the workers, industrial peace in the state might not be guaranteed if the government failed to pay the outstanding salaries on Tuesday as they threatened to resume the strike suspended in June 2016.
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