Strike looms in Ondo as workers issue five- day ultimatum to Akeredolu

By Tijani Adesua

Workers in Ondo State Public Service have threatened to down tools following government’s failure to pay their outstanding salaries.

The workers are also demanding for their leave bonus and other entitlements pending over the years.

They have therefore issued a five- day to the state government call for negotiations or the workers will go on strike.

The workers under the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), in a letter dated 10th July, 2020, gave Governor Akeredolu till Wednesday 15th July, 2020 to do the needful.

Their decision to enbark on an industrial action was contained in a letter to the governor and jointly signed by state Chairman of Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Comrade Oluwaniyi Fabunmi and the State Secretary, JNC, Comrade Kehinde Olomiye. 

The letter reads, “We write to bring to your attention the already ‘gathered cloud’ of very serious impending Labour/Government face-off which will be the very first in the life of your administration as the elected Governor of  Ondo state”.