Unpaid salaries: Oyo TUC declares one-day warning strike

The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Oyo State Council, would observe a one -day warning strike from Monday, July 11, to press home its demands.

This was contained in a statement signed by the TUC Secretary, Oyo State Council, Mr John Alli, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, in Lagos.

The union, in a statement, decried the non-payment of salaries of civil servants in the state and all outstanding arrears of federal civil servants.

According to the statement, the TUC has given Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, a 15-day ultimatum to pay the six months salary arrears due to the state civil servants or resign from office.

The statement called on philanthropists, clerics and well-meaning Nigerians and the international community to save the soul of Oyo civil servants through the distribution of foods and other relief materials.

The statement said that it was worrisome that about 26 other state governments owed salary arrears of close to five months; subjecting their workers to poverty and penury.