Organised labour issues 7-day strike notice to Ekiti State assembly over staff disengagement



Organised labour in has issued a seven-day strike notice to the Assembly over alleged irregular disengagement some its staff.
The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) that the notice, which was handed over to the Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, on Wednesday, threatened to involve all workers in the .
In the notice, labour asked the Speaker to cause the immediate reinstatement 21 workers the Assembly, allegedly disengaged by the House Assembly Service Commission (HASC), early in the year.
It threatened that workers across the would commence an indefinite strike from Wednesday, March 10, should the Assembly fail to recall the affected workers.
NAN recalled that jobs of the affected workers were in January terminated over what they called their illegal recruitment into the service by the immediate past administration.
Copiues of the letter, dated Mach 3, 2021, were made available to newsmen on Wednesday. It was signed by the Secretaries of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Akinyemi Eunice, Secretary, Trade Union Congress, Kuloogun Lawrence, and a member of the Joint Negotiating , Gbenga Olowoyo.
The labour unions said the state leadership of the organized labour had waited patiently enough for the leadership of the State House Assembly this issue of 21 sacked workers by recalling them, but to no avail.
“Consequently, the entire Civil Servants of 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.” (NAN)