Government employed workers in Ogun state have embarked on a one-week warning strike over the refusal of the Dapo Abiodun led Administration to implement the new national minimum wage.
The strike was declared on Tuesday evening by the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Emmanuel Bankole.
The NLC had given a 14-day ultimatum to the state government on the implementation of the new minimum wage.
While the protest was ongoing, the leaders of the NLC, Trade union congress and Joint Negotiating Council went for a closed-door meeting with the government.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Bankole said asides minimum wage, the workers were demanding the abolition of the pension reform bill, the payment of gratuities, payment of outstanding six years leave allowances, three years promotion and 134 months unpaid pension.
In a swift reaction, the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Public Affairs, Remmy Hazzan responded saying the warning strike is unnecessary and the state has no financial capacity to implement the minimum wage.