Osun State workers on Wednesday began the earlier announced indefinite strike over ‘modulated salary scheme’.
The workers, in their large numbers, were sighted early Wednesday morning at the entrance of the government secretariat, located at Abere.
All gates leading to the secretariat remained under lock and key.
One of the workers who spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity said workers in the state were determined to struggle for their rights and compel the government to do the needful.
He explained that the modulated salary scheme, where workers from grade 8 upward were not getting their full salaries despite several interventions from the federal government was not acceptable.
“Our condition is critical and this should not be allowed to continue. We are out to compel the government to be sensitive for once, and give us what is due to us.
“We are surprised that despite getting three tranches of bailout funds, this government of Osun still continue to pay modulated salaries to us, this is insensitivity at the highest level”, he said.
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Osun State had on Friday, December 22 directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike starting from Wednesday, December 27, to press home their demands for full salary payment.