Most civil servants in Ekiti state, on Monday, failed to resume work despite directive by the National Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to that effect, even with indication that another round of strike action loom in Ekiti state over salary arrears and deduction.
Our Correspondent who monitored the workers’ resumption observed that only a few workers reported for work as most offices remained desolate as at 10:00am.
The low turnout of state workers may not be unconnected with last Tuesday’s ultimatum given to the state government by the leadership of the local chapter of the labour unions to pay workers’ salaries arrears and deductions.
Ekiti state government is currently owing workers five months’ salary as well as December deductions payable to cooperatives.
The Chairman, Ekiti NLC, Mr. Ade Adesanmi, his counterpart in TUC, Mr. Odunayo Adesoye, as well as the Secretary, Joint Negotiation Committee, Mr. Oladele Blessing, had last week jointly signed a statement asking the state government to pay the outstanding to their members.