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Unpaid salaries: Workers in Osun down tools

25 May 2015, 18:57

Osun - Labour unions in Osun State have embarked on an indefinite strike to press home their demand for payment of their six-month salaries, Punch reports.

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Jacob Adekomi, said the strike would begin on Tuesday, May 26, after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum given to the state government.

The labour union alleged that apart from the salary issue, the state government had refused to remit the contributory pension deductions from their salaries to their respective retirement saving accounts.

Also read: Osun civil servants take to the streets for unpaid salaries

Some state branches of the NLC had threatened to embark on an indeifinite strike and join Plateau State that had gone on strike following the inability of some of the state governors whose tenures expire this week to pay workers salaries for several months.

General Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson said that though the strike was not declared by the national leadership of labour union, the states that have decided to proceed on strike have the backing of the national body.

Read more at Punch

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