Unpaid Wages: Osun workers resume strike, accuse state govt. of betrayal of trust

Posted by News Express | 16 July 2015 | 3,055 times

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Workers in Osun State have resumed an industrial action they suspended on Monday, as directed by their leadership, to push for full implementation of an agreement reached with the government.

Channels TV reported that a ‎visit to the State High Court and State Specialist Hospital, however, revealed that the offices were opened for work with no workers in sight while the State Government Secretariat, Abeere and schools in the town that were opened on Tuesday were under lock and key.

The Labour Union had on Monday suspended ‎the six-weeks old strike after signing an agreement with the State Government to pay the January and February salaries arrears of workers.

Reports from some of the civil servants, who requested that their identity should be withheld, showed that only workers on grade level 1-7 received full January Salary while those on grade level eight and above received half payment, as against the agreement reached.

Labour leaders described the act as ‘betrayal of trust’.

Angered by what he called a breach of agreement, the State Chairman of ‎the Nigerian Labour congress (NLC), Jacob Adekomi, directed workers to resume the strike. (Channels TV)

Photo shows Gov. Aregbesola.


Source: News Express

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