The Nigeria Union of Local Government Workers (NULGE) in Ekiti will start an indefinite strike as we speak. The union stated the strike adopted the failure of the state government to honour an settlement signed not too long ago on the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) assembly of September 4.
NULGE additionally warned the outgoing Ayo Fayose administration in opposition to recent recruitment when it had but to clear the wage arrears owed employees. The union stated after a gathering in Ado-Ekiti that the strike could be indefinite till all contentious points had been addressed. It warned that it will not hesitate to take care of any employee who disobeyed the directive.
A communiqué signed by the state’s President, Olubunmi Ajimoko, and Secretary, Suleiman Alero, expressed concern that salaries had remained static and pensions unpaid.
”We once more want to stress that further burden shouldn’t be placed on JAAC till our numerous arrears are cleared. The case of these termed “hurriedly employed’’ in 2003 ought to function a lesson to all who bear in mind historical past. In view of the insensitivity of this current administration, even on the level of winding up, after we really feel that corrections of previous errors needs to be made, it has grow to be painfully apparent that no concrete settlement might be revered by this administration.
The union is due to this fact calling all its members within the 16 local governments, the associated fee, boards and departments to proceed on an indefinite strike motion from Friday. We humbly want to stress that this place will solely be reviewed after we see a bodily proof of the political will to alleviate our members’ predicament, particularly fee of all arrears of our salaries,’’ the communique stated.