Ekiti workers begin three-day warning strike today


Workers in Ekiti State began a three-day warning strike today over welfare and other pertinent issues.

Daily Times gathered that the 14-day ultimatum that organized Labour comprising Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council had issued to the state government expired in the midnight of Sunday, August 2.

Rising from a meeting in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, the labour said, “The warning strike called by the organised labour in Ekiti will commence on Monday, August 3”.

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A statement by the state chairmen of the NLC, Kolapo Olatunde; TUC, Sola Adigun; and JNC, Kayode Fatomiluyi; and the secretaries of JNC, Gbenga Olowoyo; TUC, Kuloogun Lawrence; and NLC, Taiwo Akinyemi; entitled, ‘Strike! Strike!! Strike!!!,’ read, “No worker should go to work or listen to any directive from any quarters except from the leadership of the organised labour.”

According to them, their demands which they wanted the government to address as contained in the 14-day strike notice earlier given included “non-implementation of financial benefits arising from the letters of promotion given to all deserving workers from years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and advancement and government’s decision to jettison the outstanding promotions for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 and contemplating implementation of 2018 and 2019.”

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