Strike: Ekiti workers defy strike

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


Public and private sectors workers in Ekiti State on Tuesday shunned the two-day nationwide strike ordered by the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC)

Both Federal and State workers in the State reported their duty posts in defiance of the order by the NLC.

When our correspondent visited the Secretariat in Ekiti State, official activities were ongoing.

At the Ekiti State Specialist Hospital, some workers were noticed on their duty post, while some workers were seen attending to patients at the laboratory department of the hospital

At the Old Governor’s Office in Ado-Ekiti, there were indication that staffers of Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service, Judiciary Staff Workers at Ekiti State Customary Court of Appeal also defied the NLC’s call for two-day warning strike.

Monitoring the level of compliance at various public and private institutions, Ekiti State NLC Chairman, Comrade Kokapo Olatunde said the union will call them to order to abide by the order of the union.

The Chairman said after the subsidy removal, the federal government had failed to increase the salaries of workers and reduce the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) as promised.

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