The organised labour in Ekiti State has insisted that it will proceed with a three-day warning strike on August 3, 2020.
The Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiating Council said in a statement that the strike is to compel the state government to pay the outstanding salaries, allowances and pension arrears of their members.
The statement was jointly signed by the Chairmen of NLC, TUC and JNC, Kolapo Olatunde, Sola Adigun and Kayode Fatomiluyi respectively in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The labour also demanded the reolution of issues around the non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage across board. Others are non-payment of leave bonus from 2015 till date as well as the arrears of promotions for workers at all levels.
“The state government has yet to attend to any of our requests, such as financial promotion for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
“There is no commitment to all the outstanding deductions, such as cooperative money, loan repayment to banks, housing fund and others,” the statement read.
“Our demands also include five years leave bonuses, hazard allowances of COVID-19 to health workers, salary arrears and deductions, all yet to be paid.
“Based on the above, the strike will commence from 12 midnight of Aug. 3, except government attends to our demands.
“We warn that no worker should go to work or listen to any directive from any quarters, except from the leadership of the organised labour”