The National Headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) along with its Oyo State Chapter on Monday ordered workers in the state to begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
This directive was given by the National Vice-Chairman of NLC, Solomon Adelegan, after a congress held at the Labour Secretariat in Ibadan.
According to Adelegan, the strike action would continue until labour’s demands are met.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among demands listed were the withdrawal of all charges leveled against seven NLC leaders by the police.
Labour also said government should immediately pay workers and pensioners their six months outstanding salaries and pensions while rescinding its decision to sell-off any public school in the state.
Also on the demand list was proper and adequate funding of the education sector, including payment of a living wage and other incentives for workers in educational institutions.
“We condemn Oyo State government’s plan to sell our public schools. Education is not a commodity but a social responsibility of the government.
I think it will be better for the state government to sell the Government Secretariat and Government House.
It is also unfortunate that the state government owes workers more than six months salaries.
In the light of all these, we order that all government activities as from Tuesday should be grounded through a “sit-at-home” action,” he said.