Ogun State workers commence three-day warning strike

Activities have been paralyzed in all Ogun State Government offices as a result of the three day warning strike ordered by the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council.

The council last Friday directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from Tuesday to protest government’s failure to remit about N2.8bn deducted from their salaries to the appropriate agencies.

The directive for the workers to proceed on the strike was given by the JNC’s Secretary, Mr. Modiu Bello, at a press briefing held at the Iwe Iroyin Press Center, OkeIlewo, Abeokuta.
The warning strike will end on Thursday.

When our correspondent visited the Oke Mosan Secretariat Complex, Abeokuta, only top government officials were present in their offices.

Bello, who was in company with other officials of different unions, said the council resorted to the strike action following the failure of all known channels of negotiation.

However, the Head of Service, Mrs Modupe Adekunle, described the strike as a shock to the government as they were not duly informed.
Adekunle assured that government would pay the deductions before the end of the week.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Dare Ilekoya, frowned at the action of teachers in public primary and secondary schools for joining the strike.
Ilekoya explained that the NUT would have joined the strike if the Nigeria Labour Congress had given the directive.

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