Staff of Kwara State Water Corporation have notify the State government on plans to embark on a three-day strike over the alleged non-payment of three-month salary arrears and other entitlements.
While some staff pasted various placards on the entrance gate of the corporation demanding the payment of their entitlement which they said had summed up to millions of Naira, some sat patiently hoping for divine intervention.
A member of the negotiating team, Olusesan Isa, decried the outstanding salary arrears of three months, deduction of cooperatives contribution amounting to 40 million Naira, non-promotion of staff for three years among other demands.
A staff of the corporation, Lanre Oladimeji, threatened that the staff would embark on an indefinite strike should the government and management of the corporation failed to respond to their demand after the initial three-day warning strike.
He added that several meetings held with the management had not yielded any positive response.
In his reaction, the spokesman to the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Muideen Akorede, described the ultimatum as unfortunate.
He told reporters that the State government was making efforts to settle the rift between the staff and management while assuring that the dispute would soon be resolved.
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