Organised labour in the state, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) said they cannot guarantee industrial peace after the deadline.
Oyo State workers have given the state government 7 days to pay their over five months salaries.
Organised labour in the state, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) gave the 7-day ultimatum on Tuesday, March 29, in Ibadan, the state capital.
The State NLC Chairman, Mr Waheed Olojede, who addressed a press conference said that ultimatum would commence on Wednesday, March 30 and lapse on Thursday, April 7.
He said the unions have considered the prevailing condition of workers and pensioners with five months unpaid salaries and the failure of government to accede to previous requests.
He said that the government declined the unions’ request for a meeting to discuss the problems.
Olojede said that the situation has reduced workers to state of poverty, adding that their productivity, diligence and absolute commitment will be dependent on how workers are treated.
“If government fails to meet the leadership of the labour movement in the state, we may not be able to guarantee continued industrial peace beyond the stipulated time,” he said.
Pulse recalls that the government and the unions in 2015 signed a memorandum of understanding on how the salaries would be paid.