Ekiti workers condemn promotion without benefits
From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Public servants in the employment of Ekiti State Government have decried the non implementation of financial benefits on their three years promotion for different workers for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The workers who expressed their displeasure in a press release signed by both the state chairman, Comrade Fatomiluyi Kayode and state secretary, Comrade Gbenga Olowoyo of the State Public Service Negotiating Council Ekiti State Council, expressed the frustration of workers over the foot dragging of the implementation of the financial benefits of their promotions.
The release stated: “The JNC expressed sadness over the development which was caused by the immediate past administration that promoted workers without financial benefits, stressing that the action of the past administration could be described as administration without conscience, as a result of the non implementation of the promotion to workers.
“However, the state leadership of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council believe that government is continuum; hence, the present administration under Dr. John Kayode Fayemi should use his large heartedness to address the issue among other issues affecting the well-being of public servants in the State and equally commence its implementation.
“As a matter of fact, the entire public servants are conscious of the readiness of the present administration under Dr John Kayode Fayemi to walk the talk in areas of Mr Governor’s commitment to clear all the outstanding salaries within one year of his term in the office which he has repeatedly said at different fora.
“The JNC promised on behalf of all workers in the public service of Ekiti State to remain committed to all the cardinal programmes of the present administration in the state. And to achieve this, JNC has proposed quarterly interface between Government and Labour Union Leaders in the public service :a platform that will fasttrack resolutions of some outstanding burning issues affecting workers generally.
“The workers should exercise patience to allow the leadership of JNC work out robust negotiation in line with best labour practices”.