Ekiti Workers Chase Out Colleagues From Offices Over Unpaid Salary
Workers in Ekiti State have commenced an indefinite strike following the attitude of the incumbent Governor of the State, Ayodele Fayose over their unpaid salaries.
Some of the angry staff went as far as chasing out their colleagues who resumed duty in the early hours of Monday out of their offices.
The staff under the Umbrella of the aegis of Ekiti Workers Rescue Team accused Fayose of not paying listening ears to their agitation for the payment of over seven months salary being owned by the state government.
The workers, led by the former Chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Ayodeji Aluko and his counterpart in the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Kolawole Olaiya accused the government of deceit over its commitment to defray between six and 10-month outstanding salaries being owed the workers.
The former labour leaders, who began the protest at about 8.25am, addressed the workers in front of the state secretariat where they ordered their members to leave their offices and begin an indefinite strike.
The labour leaders also disclosed the dismissal of the State’s chapter of NLC and TUC executives over alleged incompetence.
“Today, we are dissolving the executives of NLC and TUC in Ekiti and they stand dissolved, because their leaders, Ade Adesanmi and Odunayo Adesoye have lost their values.”
“They are no longer talking about the welfare of the workers they were expected to defend. We decided not to do this protest before the election so that they won’t read political meanings to it.”
“Workers have died, just because they are not paid. In 2014, Governor Fayose said any governor who owed just a month salary because he is building infrastructure isn’t worth being a governor.”
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