Ondo State’s NLC leadership on Tuesday enforced adherence to the two-day warning strike that had been called by the union’s national body.
DAILY POST noticed that several employees returned to work after receiving warnings from the Head of Service, HoS, Kayode Ogundele, that serious action would be taken against federal officials who failed to report for duty.
Furious by the development, Victor Amoko and the NLC in the state invaded the state secretariat to enforce strict adherence to the warning strike.
Amoko expressed unhappiness with the HoS’s stance once the industrial action was put into effect.
The state’s head of service, Kayode Ogundele, was charged by the NLC Chairman with breaking the union’s order.
Amoko claimed that the Head of Service had threatened employees by announcing that anyone who failed to report to work would not receive their full September salaries in a directive.
“The strike is about the pain that our nation is experiencing due to the elimination of the oil subsidies, and nothing has been done to mitigate the removal’s impact on the general public and the workforce.
“Our members followed the instructions; there is just a little uncertainty. They began writing names in some places where the Head of Service urged them to return and even threatened to stop paying their salaries if they didn’t, which is unacceptable to us.
“We are not particularly concerned with the state government; if we were, that would be a different matter; but now we are talking about the national.”