Ondo Workers Threaten Violence Over Unpaid Salaries

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Segun Mimiko, Ondo State Governor

Segun Mimiko, Ondo State Governor

The indefinite strike embarked upon by organised labour in Ondo State yesterday took another dimension as the workers threatened the state government to meet their demands on or before Friday or they show some traces of madness in their attitude.

They spoke at a meeting organised by the state House of Assembly to find a lasting solution to the strike action which had lasted for 15 days in the state.

The leadership of the workers, which include the JNC and TUC chairmen, Comrades Sunday Adeleye and Soladoye Ekundayo who took turn to address the gathering explained that the state is buoyant enough to pay their salaries based on information at their disposal.

The aggrieved workers frowned at the protracted delay of salary payment saying that it is the only means of survival for their families.

They noted that some states were still paying their workers despite economic challenges, saying that the state must not be an exception.

While adding that the non payment of their five months salaries had rendered the state redundant because it is a civil service state, the workers asked the state government to put a stop to all capital  projects and pay workers’ salaries.

According to them, “No matter the capital projects, they will not put food on tables of workers and what we are asking for is reward for service rendered.

“ We are informing  you that there is high level of hunger in our society and if we are not careful, there  may be civil uprising which will not be palatable. If the situation was not addressed this Friday, the workers might exhibit some sense of madness in their attitude.

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