Embattled Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, yesterday informed the hunger-beaten workers that he can only to pay one-month of the seven months’ arrears to them. The workers are currently on strike.
This was disclosed by Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Jacob Babatunde Adekomi to journalists, shortly after the union’s meeting with the state government.
Adekomi said the government was ready to pay them December last year’s salary in full and balance that of November while pensioners would also receive one month of their eight months’ arrears.
He stated that the government had compelled them to suspend the strike immediately after the payment of the one-month salary, but they declined.
The NLC boss said: “While we are ready to receive the one-month salary from the state government, but that will not make us to suspend the ongoing strike”.
Adekom enjoined the workers to stay at home until the Aregbesola-led administration is ready to pay them their outstanding salary and pension’s arrears in full, declaring that the struggle continues.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that the NLC declared the indefinite strike due to the failure of the state government to pay them their monthly salary as at when due as well as pension and gratuities.

READ ALSO  Appeal Court rulings and the burden of Supreme Court