The organised labour in Ekiti State has given the Speaker of the State Home of Meeting, Hon Funminiyi Afuye a 7-day ultimatum to reinstate 21 employees that have been allegedly sacked by the Home of Meeting service fee.
The labour union threatened that employees would begin an indefinite strike from March 10, 2021, if the Meeting defy the directive.
The employees have been in January 2021 shoved out of the system over alleged unlawful recruitment into the service by the fast previous administration.
The letter dated third March 2021 and made accessible to journalists on Wednesday, was signed by the Secretaries of Nigerian Labour Congress, Com Akinyemi Eunice, Secretary, Commerce Union Congress, Com Kuloogun Lawrence, and the Joint Negotiating Council, Com. Gbenga Olowoyo.
The letter reads: “With constraint, the state management of the organized labour needs to remind you that the twenty-one (21) employees erroneously sacked by the Ekiti State Home of Meeting Service Fee after many attraction letters and private contacts to your esteemed particular person and different stakeholders, the sacked employees are but to be reinstated.
“As a matter of reality, the state-organized labour believes in a peaceable decision of points however the management of the organized labour has been over-stretched resulting from indifference angle of the Speaker and the complete Home of Meeting management.
“Mr. Speaker Sir, You’ll recall that; the organized labour known as your consideration to this ugly growth by way of a letter dated eleventh January 2021 with ref ESOL/EKS/VOl1/68 titled Re-Workers Audit in Ekiti State Home of Meeting Service Fee Want for warning to allow your workplace deal with this challenge squarely.
“Additionally, one other letter dated twenty sixth January 2021 with ref ESOL /EKS/ VOLI/159 titled Re-Workers Audit in Ekiti State Home of Meeting Fee. Want for Warning -An attraction on behalf of the alleged employees; the letter was unattended to. (See Annex1-9)
“In the identical vein, on eighth February 2021, one other letter vide ref ESOL/ EKS VOL1/ 144 titled:“letter of commendation on the implementation of New Minimal Wage and Consequential Adjustment and request on different issues affecting the welfare of employees addressed to Mr. Governor, whereas the letter was copied to your esteemed workplace with explicit reverence to paragraph 10 of the letter”
The labour unions mentioned the state management of the organized labour has waited patiently sufficient for the management of the Ekiti State Home Meeting to handle this challenge of 21 sacked employees by recalling them again to obligation however to no avail.
“Consequent upon the above, the complete Civil Servants of Ekiti State by the organized labour management are hereby demanding for the fast reinstatement of the 21 sacked employees of the Home of Meeting inside 7-days from Thursday 4th March 2021.
“In a really clear time period, if nothing is finished earlier than the expiration of the ultimatum the complete Civil Servants will occupy and shut down the Home of Meeting advanced with placard protest on Wednesday tenth March 2021 which is able to culminate into strike motion”.