According to reports making the rounds today, workers in the civil service of all parastatals in Ondo state have embarked on strike following government refusal to pay their salary.
The salary which hasn’t been paid is the outstanding deductions for the months of September, October and November 2014.
The workers, who had on Monday threatened 2-days warning strike that elapsed on Wednesday, said the strike action became imperative following alleged uncaring attitude displayed by the Mimiko led government in the state.
In a statement issued Today to Journalists, in Akure, the state capital, by the State Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC), Sunday Adeleye said workers should embark on strike if government would failed to grant their request.
The statement reads: “The non-payment all deductions such as cooperatives, and thrift societies, shilling funds and month loan repayment deductions among others for the month of September, October, November and December 2014 by the state government have exposed government high of insensitivity to the plight of workers and masses in general”
“The mood of workers and the entire populace in the state are full of hopeless, recurrent disappointment, disenfranchisement, poverty ridden, betrayal of trust and over over-burden”
As a result of the strike, gates leading to all government ministries, agencies and parastatals in the state have been placed under lock and key. Also, Public schools both secondary and primary have also been closed down with pupils and students sent home.