FCTA working hard to address demands of union, Official says



The Federal Capital Terriory Administration (FCTA) is addressing the demands   the Joint Unions Action Committee (JUAC), Abuja Chapter.

The FCTA Director Human Resources, Malam Mohammed Bashir, made this known while briefing newsmen, after a meeting the leadership the FCT chapters of  the Nigerian Congress (NLC ) and Trade Union Congress (TUC ), on Wednesday in Abuja.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the joint union had begun three days warning strike and concluded arrangement to embark on indefinite strike over the non-implementation the FCT Civil Service Commission Act.

”The lingering crisis was created by a communication gap between management and workers. I assure that the demands JUAC are being addressed,” he said.

According to him, the implementation the FCT-Civil Service Commission is  topmost in the issues, which FCT Administration is paying attention to.

Earlier the Chairman the FCT NLC, Abubakar Yakubu, said an expanded demand letter would be sent to FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, to further strengthen the agitations workers.

Also the FCT Chairman TUC, Ahmodu Olayinka, who explained that the meeting was inconclusive, also noted that regrettably FCT administration could not address any the 17 items in the demands the workers.

For his part, the JUAC Chairman, Matilukoro Korode, said the leadership NLC and TUC vowed that even after the warning strike , workers may proceed on an indefinite strike depending on the outcome the on going meeting.

Korode said that while the workers demands had not solved, they have confidence in the leadership of both NLC and TUC and trust that the expanded letter of demand would address all the issues raised, while FCT was expected to swing into action in the implementation. (NAN)