Some civil servants in Oyo State on Thursday declared an indefinite strike.
Our correspondent gathered that the workers declared the indefinite strike over allegations of unpaid deductions by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led administration.
Activities at some ministries and agencies at Oyo State Secretariat were paralyzed by the protesting workers on Thursday.
The ministries and agencies that were affected included;
- Women’s Affairs and Social Inclusion
- Local Government Service Commission
- Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OYSAA), and
- Water Corporation of Oyo State.
workers of the Water Corporation under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), embarked on the strike following the failure of the state government to pay the six months deductions owed them Oyo State government.
AUPCTRE Secretary, Ibrahim Mohamed who addressed journalists on Thursday said that the union had exploited all options to resolve the matter to no avail.
Mohamed, who doubled as NLC Secretary in the state said, “It is an indefinite strike. We have exploited all available options but the government is not forthcoming. The government failed to respond to our calls. They owe us arrears of up to seven months.