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  • Updated: November 14, 2023

Organised labour in Ekiti directed to join indefinite strike

Organised labour in Ekiti directed to join indefinite strike

Members of the organised labour in Ekiti State have been directed to embark on an indefinite strike till further notice.

This directive was handed down by the Nigeria Labout Congress (NLC), Ekiti State Council on Monday.

The directive by the state chapter of the NLC is contained in a statement jointly signed by the State Chairman and Secretary, Kolapo Olatunde and Foluso Israel.

The decision, according to the Ekiti Chapter emanated from the joint National Executive Council of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) following an assault on the union’s national president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.

"This is sequel to the recent developments in Imo State that led to the brutalization and abduction of the National President of the Congress – Comrade Joe Ajaero by the Aides of the Imo State Government and Men of the Security Agencies, along with other Comrades with him in Imo State to protest the injustice meted out to workers and retirees alike.

”They were in Imo, on issues bothering on non-payments of several months of salaries, non-remittance of deductions, arbitrarily declaring some staff as ‘ghost’ workers amongst other social vices.

”All State Councils of the Congress have been directed to proceed on indefinite nationwide strike action, starting from Midnight 14th November 2023 till further notice.

“Subsequently in a similar faction, the Ekiti State Council of the Congress, arising from a State Administrative Council (SAC) and State Executive Council (SEC), hereby bring to your notice the directives of our National Headquarters.

“Please accept our utmost regard as we appreciate the understanding and cooperation between us always.”

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