Strike Continues Despite Aregbesola’s Promises

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in Osun, says the strike embarked upon by workers will continue in spite of government’s promise to pay one, out of the eight months salaries, owed workers in the State.

Chairman of NLC in the state, Mr Jacob Adekomi, told newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday, that the congress had a meeting with State Government officials “where they promised to pay one month salary.

“We made it known to them that we cannot take anything less than five months salaries from the eight months they owe us.

“It is disheartening that government now said they will pay only Dec. 2014 salary, and most of the workers had incurred debts with their banks which will render the payment useless.

“Government intends to balance the 30 per cent owed civil servants on grade level 15 and above for Nov. 2014, plus one month (NET salary), to all the state workers across board for December’’, Adekomi said.

He stated that government also promised to pay the November 2014 pension entitlement to pensioners but the unions agreed that the strike would continue.

Adekomi emphasised that the workers’ strike would continue although they appreciated the efforts made by the governor to pay their salaries.

He, therefore, appealed to workers in the state to remain steadfast with the struggle as the negotiation would continue with the government. (NAN)

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