A four hour meeting between the Ondo state governor Dr Olusegun Mimiko and labour leaders in the state to end the ongoing workers strike action was deadlock yesterday. Workers in the state are yet to be paid five months salaries.
Dependable source said government pleaded with the workers to allow it pay one month salary to the health workers in the interest of the people of the state but they turned it down.
The labour leaders according to sources “see the government gesture as Consequently, the labour leaders have directed the workers to continue with the strike “ since government has not yielded to our demands” Also, the NMA in the state have commenced an indefinite strike just as four of the leaders allegedly arrested and detained have been released.
Governor Mimiko, his deputy, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, the Head. Of Service Toyin Akinkuotu, Attorney General and Justice Commissioner Eyitayo Jegede SAN and Information Commissioner Kayode Akinmade met with the labour leaders.
Other members of the government team that attended the meeting include the special Adviser on unions matters Dayo Fadahunsi, local government affairs commissioner Bamiduro Dada among others.
Speaking with newsmen after the negotiation meeting the state chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Comrade Sunday Adeleye said “since the government was not ready to yield to the labour demand, the strike would continue indefinitely.
Also, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, comrade Bosede Daramola who spoke in the same vein said