Monday, 19 March 2012


Teachers in the some public schools in Oyo state were this morning sent out of their classrooms by the Nigeria Labour Congress monitoring committee set up by workers in the state.

The workers moved from one public school to the other with canes sending out teachers to proceed on strike 
The workers had last week at a congress suspended the executive of the Nigeria Labour congress headed by Bashir Olanrewaju for sale-out in the battle for payment of 18,000 minimum wage.

Passing a vote of no confidence, the worker put in place Bayo Akande to chairman the NLC in their renewed battle for minimum wage implementation.

Today, the Bayo Akande committee stormed some schools in ikolaba sending out the teachers with cane thorugh picketing while students were asked to return to their house.

The state government through a release signed by Akin Olajide, the secretary to the state government maintained that the caretaker committee lacked power to order workers to down tools.

It asked workers to resume work as sufficient security has been made.

Heavy security were observed at the Agodi state secretariat with in order to prevent the monitoring committee to stage their picketing into the secretariat.

The workers alleged that their leaders signed what they described as Ajimobi Salary Scale (ASS) which negates the 18,000 minimum wage act passed by the national assembly.

They maintained that the governor must pay the workers the minimum wage for industrial and labour peace to be sustained in the state.

There was however confusion as some workers came to work at the state secretariat while some claimed that they got the information on strike late.

Children who went sent out of their schools asked Governor Abiola Ajimobi to pay the teachers their entitlements in order to allow them study and learn under peaceful atmosphere.

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