Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiation Council (JNC), have on Tuesday, issued an ultimatum to the Oyo state government to pay owed 5 months workers salaries.
The ultimatum, which was issued in Ibadan, gave the government 7-days to pay the state workers in order to avoid bigger issues in the state.
The state’s NLC Chairman, Waheed Olojede, while speaking at a news conference revealed that the ultimatum will commence on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
He continued saying the union had written to the Oyo State government, requesting for a meeting but was refused.
Olojede added that the refusal of the state government to pay workers for five months has reduced most workers to abject poverty, adding that their productivity, diligence and absolute commitment would be hinged on how the workers were treated.
If government fails to meet the leadership of the labour movement in the state, we may not be able to guarantee continued industrial peace beyond the stipulated time.
Recall in 2015, the government and the unions, signed a memorandum of understanding on how the salaries would be paid.