THE Ekiti State Councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have issued a 7-day strike notice to the Ekiti State House of Assembly over alleged irregular disengagement of some of its staff, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The strike notice, dated March 3, 2021, and which was handed over to the Speaker, Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, on Wednesday, threatened to involve all workers in the state.
In the notice, signed by the State Secretary of the NLC, Comrade Akinyemi Eunice; State Secretary of TUC Comrade Kuloogun Lawrence; and a member of the State Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Gbenga Olowoyo, the leadership of organised labour in the state demanded of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly to direct the immediate reinstatement of 21 workers of the Assembly whose were disengaged by the House of Assembly Service Commission (HASC) January.
It threatened that workers across the state would commence an indefinite strike from Wednesday, March 10, should the Assembly fail to recall the affected workers.
NAN recalled that the workers were terminated over what was described as illegal recruitment into the service by the immediate past administration.
The notice noted that the state leadership of organised labour has exercised enough restraint for the leadership of the Assembly to address the matter by recalling the sacked workers but to no avail.
“Consequently, the entire Civil Servants of Ekiti State, through the organised labour leadership, are hereby demanding for the immediate reinstatement of the 21 sacked workers of the House of Assembly within seven days from Thursday, March 4, 2021.”