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Ondo workers begin indefinite strike

Workers in Ondo state have vowed to begin an indefinite strike starting from tomorrow (Wednesday) following the refusal of the government to pay their five months outstanding salaries.

The workers made the resolution after an emergency meeting of the leadership of the Organised Labour leaders held on Tuesday in Akure, the state capital.

The meeting which had in attendance leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joint Negotiating Public Service (JNC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), resolved and directed workers in services of the Ondo State government to abstain indefinitely from work.

A joint statement issued by the leaders of the Organised Labour explained that the non-payment of workers their outstanding salaries is taking much bearing on their well-being.

The statement, signed by the NLC Chairperson, Bosede Daramola, and the JNC chairman, Sunday Adeleye, said civil servants in the state could no longer bear the economic hardship as a result of non-payment of their salaries.

“That it has become unbearable that workers have not received salaries for the past five months at a stretch.

“That non-payment of salaries to workers have affected the well-being of workers/pensioners, economically, socially, psychologically and health wise” the statement read.

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