NLC Commences Indefinite Strike In Oyo State
Oyo State workers under Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commenced an indefinite strike action after the state government failed to meet up with an agreement.
Chairman of NLC in the state, Bayo Titlola-Sodo while addressing this issue told the newsmen that the strike action was declared because of the public primary school teachers who had been on strike since Monday.
NLC Chairman reported that he had given a 1- day warning before commencing the industrial action, few days to the May 29 swearing-in of the new governor, Seyi Makinde of the people Democratic Party in Oyo State.
The teachers had last week, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to Oyo state government to clear and settle backlogs of salaries owed its members. The union while lamenting over unpaid salaries of primary school teachers, gave the state government a 72-hour notice to go on indefinite strike if the situation is not reversed. The union lamented over complementary allowances of promotions of the teachers.
BREAKING: NLC Commences Indefinite Strike In Oyo State
The NLC Chairman, in a telephone conversation with DailyPost, maintained that the decision to commence strike action was decided at the union’s meeting.
He said, “The strike has commenced today. It has commenced. It is an indefinite strike. “We expect all our members to join. We voluntarily and jointly agreed to commece the strike at our meeting after the expiration of the notice we gave the government. Every member of the NLC is expected to join the strike.”
When asked when the strike will be called off, Titilola-Sodo insisted that it can only be called off when the government is ready. He said, “That one you said, ask the government. We did not serve them the notice today. We have been on it for sometime. Thank you.”