Osun State workers would not have any cut in the the salaries of civil servants in the state by 50 per cent.
The chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress in the state, Comrade Jacob Adekomi, said in Oshogbo on Friday that a proposition was preposterous and totally unacceptable.
The state government is owing workers in the past seven months.
The chairman said that the situation the state government found itself was a product of its systemic failure saying that the civil service is an institution that should not be toyed with in the running of the governance of any state.
He said that some workers have died out the harrowing experience of going months without their salaries.
According to him, “Never will the workers accept this salary cut plan. Any attempt to cut the salaries of workers in the state even by 1 per cent will be vehemently resisted and will lead to unimaginable chaos.
“It is sad to inform the public that government had resolved to cut the salaries of the public servants in Osun state by 50 per cent from January 2015 and we want to unequivocally say that it is unacceptable to the entire workforce in the state.
“It is satanic, wicked and suicidal for any government to arrive at this position after he had failed in his constitutional responsibilities for the past eight months.”
But a release by the director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, office of the governor, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, stated that government has cut salaries of only political office holders by 50 per cent.