Workers set to shutdown Ekiti, find out why

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– Workers in Ekiti are set to shutdown civil service activities if government fails to pay the five month salary arrears owed workers

– Some workers slammed labour leaders for taking it easy with the government when many of them had turned to beggars

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 Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Workers in Ekiti are set to shutdown civil service activities in the state if the state government fails to meet their demand within the next 48 hours.

The workers want the Ayo Fayose led government to pay the five month salary arrears owed workers.

According to the Ekiti state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiation Council (JNC), should the government fail to pay salaries at the end of the 48-hour ultimatum, it will embark on an industrial action.

But the workers are reportedly angry with the labour leaders for giving preference to agitation for deductions rather than the salary arrears.

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According to The Nation, December 2015 salary was paid to workers in March but only the net was paid without  deductions to cooperatives, check off dues to unions, among other miscellaneous payment totaling N512 million.

The state TUC boss, Odunayo Adesoye has however denied this assertion saying only N12 million of the aggregate of the deductions will go to trade unions and their affiliates.

 “What we are advocating for is the payment of the deductions, so that cooperative societies will be viable enough to lend money to workers to confront the present hardship.

“We were at the meeting for the sharing of the last state allocation, where we agreed that subventions to the State University, College of Education and College of Science and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti  should be paid, while the next allocation will be for the payment of other workers.

“We were in that meeting, we participated, we knew the financial position of the state and it was difficult for us to turn around and fight the government on why salaries are not paid.

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“The main reason why we issued ultimatum to government on deduction was that, we agreed at the meeting that all deductions on December salary be paid and on that we stand,” he said.

Some workers, who pleaded for anonymity, slammed labour leaders for “taking it easy” with the government when many of them had turned to “beggars”.

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