The National Headquarters of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) in conjunction with the Oyo State Chapter on Monday have ordered workers in the state to begin an indefinite strike from Tuesday.
The NLC led by Mr Solomon Adelegan, the union’s National Vice-Chairman gave the directive after a congress held at the labour secretariat in Ibadan shortly after the seven labour leaders detained since Friday regained their freedom Monday.
Adelegan said that the strike action would continue until the underlisted demands are met. Their listed demands include: ”Immediate withdrawal of all trumped-up charges leveled against the incarcerated labour leaders; Government must rescind its decision to sell-off any public schools in the state; Proper and adequate funding of the education sector including payment of living wages and other incentive for educational workers and; Immediate Payment of 6 months outstanding salaries and all pension arrears withdrawal of all trump-up charges leveled against the incarcerated labour leaders.”
“The National Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is quick to bring to the notice of the general public of how the Oyo State Government went ahead early hour Monday 6th June, 2016 to mobilise hundreds of armed thugs to Iyaganku magistrate court with a directive to allegedly attack innocent and law abiding workers whom are expected to be at the same magistrate court this morning to ensure the adequate perfection of bail conditions given towards the release of the labour leaders who had been incarcerated since Friday 3rd of June 2016 at Agodi Prison, in Ibadan.