Specialists in Oyo State under the umbrella of Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) toward the beginning of today, initiated an uncertain strike activity.
NLC had on Wednesday said it had allowed a 24-hour notice to start strike and incapacitate government exercises, a couple of days to the May 29 swearing-in of the new legislature of Engineer Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The teachers had last week, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to Oyo state government to clear and settle backlogs of salaries owed its members. The union while lamenting over unpaid salaries of primary school teachers, gave the state government a 72-hour notice to go on an indefinite strike if the situation is not reversed. The union lamented over complementary allowances of promotions of the teachers.
NUT listed issues worrying the members of the union as non-implementation of the approval and accompany promotion benefits to the primary school teachers by the Oyo State Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC).
Others are a delay in payment of salary to primary school teachers, delay in the promotion of grade level 14 to 15, continued withholding of 2018 leave grant and delay in the clearance of teachers allegedly accused of illegal promotion.
Titilola-Sodo, while declaring that the strike has commenced, insisted that it can only be called off when the government is ready to listen and fulfil its obligations on the teachers.
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