LABOUR leaders on Wednesday shut the Osun state secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, as they led workers on an indefinite industrial action days after threatening to embark on strike over modulated salary payment, lack of promotion amongst others.
The NLC chairman in Osun, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, the chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Amudah Wakeel and other Labour leaders stormed the secretariat gate as early as 7am to enforce compliance with the directive from the labour leaders.
Addressing newsmen at the place, the NUT chairman disclosed that workers from grade level 01 to 07 who were collecting full salary joined the strike because the strike was not based on the issue of half salary alone.
His words, “We are on strike in Osun. We are here at the State Government Secretariat, Abere to ensure a total compliance to the strike directive.
“As you can see, no worker came to resume work today because they are our members and the labour directed that they should stay at home.
“The labour is indivisible, that is why those who are collecting full salaries also complied.
“The strike is not even about half salary alone. The issue of promotion is there, pension is there and are you saying those from level 1 to 7 will not retire in the future?
“The compliance is total and we are happy about it. Nobody can divide us. The labour is one indivisible family whether you are on level one, 13 or any level,” he said.