Civil servants in the employment of Osun State government on Friday declared an indefinite strike slated to begin Wednesday after the Christmas holiday.
The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, Comrade Jacob Adekomi on Friday affirmed that labour was not ready to open dialogue with Governor Rauf Aregbesola or any delegation from the state government.
He said the strike action would go on as planned, saying “we can only talk or discuss with them after we must have commenced the industrial action by next Wednesday.”
Speaking during a telephone chat with Saturday Tribune, Adekomi asserted that “we would give room for dialogue after the commencement of the strike.
No room for dialogue now with anybody until after the commencement of the strike. Workers will commence strike as from Wedneday, 27th of December, 2017. No going back. Our 21 day ultimatum earlier given to government would lapse on Tuesday.”
However, this is coming against the backdrop of optimism expressed by Osun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa that the strike notice would be tackled before next week Wednesday, adding that “I can assure you that we would resolve the whole issues and grey areas with the labour before Wednesday when they plan to start the industrial action.”