The Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday threatened to apply the ‘no work no pay’ rule should the striking workers failed to resume at their duty posts after Tuesday.
Ajimobi said it had become imperative for the labour leaders to call off the strike to enable those he called the committed and hardworking among the workers to resume work in their own interest and the larger interest of the state.
The governor disclosed this in an interview with Government House correspondents shortly after featuring on a live television programme in Ibadan on Sunday. He expalined that the labour leaders should call off the ongoing strike to give room for dialogue.
Also appealing to the striking workers, Ajimobi maintained that the industrial action was ill-advised since labour had no dispute with the government prior to the strike nor gave the government any ultimatum in compliance with labour laws.
In his words: “I am appealing to them to imbibe the culture of dialogue. We want them to come because we are not quarreling with labour; we have no dispute that might warrant labour leaders to direct workers to embark on strike.
“We don’t have problem with them, except for some that are being politically motivated. It is just a few who are using politics and are being influenced by failed politicians who want to get through the backdoor what they failed woefully to get from the ballot box.”