Osun Workers Protest Non-payment Of Salaries, Allowances

In demonstration of their displeasure following the delay in payment of their five months salaries and allowances, Civil servants in Osun State on Tuesday, March 10,  staged a protest.

The workers staged the protest round major streets of Osogbo, the state capital, calling for the immediate payment of their salaries and allowances by the state government.

They blocked the popular Orita-Olaiya junction preventing motorists from moving freely. Armed with various placards with various inscriptions, the workers were seen chanting various anti-government songs to express their dissatisfaction over the delay in the payment of salaries.

The workers, led by Akinyemi Olatunji, noted that government had also failed to pay their contributions to the pension scheme.

He explained that officers who have been due for promotion since 2013 were not given their promotions, while their leave allowances from 2013 till today have not been paid.

“Even those who were forced to retire since 2012, who were not ripe for retirement, did so because of the new pension law. It is very sad that 98 of them have died and that has been the agony we are passing through under this regime,” he lamented.

Olatunji however urged the government to address the issue, as none of their demands have been implemented despite all meetings and negotiations.

 

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