Organised labour unions in Ondo State have threatened to begin strike on Tuesday, November 13, if the federal government fails to pay the backlog of their wage arrears.
In a letter to the governor dated November 9, 2018 and signed by state chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Commerce Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council, Tayo Ogunleye; Soladoye Ekundayo and Abel Oloniyo, respectively, the employees requested Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay the backlog from the N20bn Paris Membership refund the state acquired from the Federal Authorities just lately.
The employees accused the governor of not consulting the labour unions on the discharge of the Paris Membership refund to the state as each events had earlier agreed. In accordance to the employees, industrial peace within the state may not be assured if the federal government failed to pay the excellent salaries on Tuesday as they threatened to resume the strike suspended on June 2016 within the state.
The letter learn partially, “we wish to draw the eye of His Excellency to the suggestions of a committee on payment of six months arrears of wage to Ondo State employees arrange by the state authorities that was submitted to Your Excellency in Might 2017.
We additionally maintain that the mentioned settlement subsists between labour and the federal government of Ondo State irrespective of who mounts the mantle of management notably when the state Head of Service stays the signatory to each the settlement and the committee report.
In view of the above, we name on the federal government to please pay in step with our settlement as analysed in our letter underneath reference on or earlier than 12 midday Tuesday, November 13, 2018“.