Workers in the Ogun State public service, on Tuesday, March 10, shut down the state secretariat and some public primary and secondary schools, as they commenced a three-day warning strike to call for the refund of deductions by the state government.
But, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Union of Local Government (NULGE) said their members were not expected to join the strike, since they are not part of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), which called the action.
However, a sharp division was recorded between the teachers’ bodies, as the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Academic Staff Union of Secondary School (ASUSS) sang different tunes on the strike. The NUT at a news conference said the body was not part of the JNC and as such could not be part of the strike.
The JNC had called the warning strike over unpaid deductions for the month of October, November, December and January.
According to the Head of Service, Modupe Adekunle, the body had met with the government and received assurance of payment.