Nigeria: Labour Unions serve Osun state 7 days strike notice
London, September 9, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Joint Labour Unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Unions (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Osun state have issued a 7-day notice strike action to the state government over the non-payment of salaries areas, pensions and gratuity.
According to a press statement jointly signed by some labour leaders in the state capital, Osogbo, they blamed the strike notice on the failure of the Osun government to address issues raised in the Memorandum of Understanding signed on December 30, 2017.
It reads inter alia: “After a critical review of the unbending posture of the government, despite the three days notice strike warning to accede to the demands of workers, the situation fails to provide the expected answer to the amelioration of the workers.
“We are constrained to use this medium to give the government a 7 days notice of strike action which will commence on September 10”.
It reads further that, “until salary arrears, pensions and gratuity which had subjected Osun workers and pensioners to unabated hardship is paid the unions stance remains unchanged over its plans”.
The statement was signed by, Comrade Bayo Adejumo, Chairman (JPSNC); Comrade Jacob Adekomi, Chairman NLC; Comrade Adebowale Ademola, Chairman TUC.
Others are, Comrade R.A Oyegbami, Secretary JNC; Comrade Rufus Adeyemi, Secretary NLC and Comrade Akin Olatunbosun, Secretary TUC.
The labour unions notice is coming a week after the workers resumed from a three-day warning strike.