Some civil servants in Oyo State on Thursday declared an indefinite strike.
Our correspondent learnt that the employees declared the indefinite strike over allegation of unpaid deductions by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration.
DAILY POST stories that actions at some ministries and companies at Oyo State Secretariat have been paralysed by the protesting employees on Thursday.
The ministries and companies that have been affected included; Girls’s Affairs and Social Inclusion, Native Authorities Service Fee, Oyo State Signage and Commercial Company (OYSAA), and Water Company of Oyo State.
DAILY POST stories that employees of the Water Company below the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Public Firms, Civil Service Technical and Leisure Providers Workers (AUPCTRE), launched into the strike following the failure of the state authorities to pay the six months deductions owed them Oyo State authorities.
AUPCTRE Secretary, Ibrahim Mohamed who addressed journalists on Thursday mentioned that the union had exploited all choices to resolve the matter to no avail.
Mohamed, who doubled as NLC Secretary within the state mentioned, “It’s an indefinite strike. Now we have exploited all accessible choices however the authorities just isn’t forthcoming. The federal government failed to reply to our calls. They owe us arrears of as much as seven months.
“It’s the Water Constructing, and it belongs to us. The Ministry of Girls Affairs and Social Inclusion, Native Authorities Service Fee, Oyo State Signage and Commercial Company (OYSAA) are all tenants.”
Earlier than the indefinite strike was declared, DAILY POST gathered that the union had on January 20, 2021, gave the state authorities a 72-hour ultimatum to pay the excellent deductions.
Different calls for of the union included, security of life and property of the Water Company, an increment in month-to-month subvention, provide of chemical substances to the Company, recruitment of employees and appointment of substantive Normal Supervisor for the organisation.
“I deliver to Your Excellency fraternal greetings from the state management of the above named union and to tell Your Excellency that after a sequence of conferences with the administration of Water Company and Authorities representatives with out discovering lasting options to our calls for, the union is left with no different choice than to problem this letter on the above material.
“Apart excellent deductions, the Union additionally demanded the cost of check-up bonus, go away bonus, automobile mortgage deductions, and housing mortgage deduction. Others are increment in month-to-month subvention, availability of chemical substances, recruitment of extra employees for the Company and the appointment of a substantive Normal Supervisor.
“Following the expiration of the 72 hours ultimatum, the union commenced the strike, locking up the Water Constructing, which homes a number of different state companies, whereas additionally blocking the feeder roads resulting in the constructing.”