Tired of waiting endlessly for government to respond, civil servants in Oyo and Osun states have embarked on strike, to press home demands for the payment of salary arrears owed them.
Meanwhile, primary and secondary school pupils in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were on Monday sent home following an indefinite strike called by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).
Also, workers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees have threatened a showdown against state governments owing salaries in the country.
This decision was reached at the 19th plenary session of the association held in Akure, Ondo State on Monday.
Labour unions in Osun and Oyo directed their members to embark on strike from Tuesday
In Osun, the state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, who addressed a news conference in Osogbo, on Monday, called on workers to begin an indefinite strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum given to the state government.
The Oyo state chapter of the NLC also said that in line with the directive of the national leaders of NLC, all workers in the state should begin an indefinite strike on Tuesday (today).
The chairman, FCT Wing of NUT, Mr. Hassan Jibir, said that the union had directed its members “to remain at home and schools closed definitely until their demands are met by the FCT administration.”
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