Indefinite strike in Ondo continues, as Labour/government negotiations deadlocked

Following the deadlock in the negotiation between the Ondo tate government and the organized labour unions over five months unpaid salaries, workers in the state have been directed to continue with the ongoing indefinite strike until their demand is met.

Addressing journalists in Akure after the negotiation meeting ended in stalemate, the state chairman of the joint negotiating council, JNC, Comrade Sunday Adeleye said since the government was not ready to yield to the labour demand, the strike would continue indefinitely.

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Also, the state chairman of the Nigeria labour congress, NLC, Comrade Bosede Daramola dismissed insinuation that the labour rejected government’s offer of two months salaries, noting that the state government did not propose such offer.

The NLC chairman also denied rumour that government was proposing 50% pay of monthly salaries, urging state workers to remain resolute and stay away from their offices until the industrial action was called off.

The meeting that lasted for over four hours, was attended by governor Olusegun Mimiko, the deputy governor, Head of service, governor’s chief of staff, Special Adviser on unions matters, the state Attorney General, Information Commissioner, local government affairs commissioner and some other top government functionaries.



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