Ekiti state labour force is calling on its members to be prepared for a strike any moment from now due to the failure of government to commence the implementation of the new minimum wage.
The Labour force in a statement in Ado Ekiti,the state capital expressed concern over the failure of governor Kayode Fayemi to sign the consequential salary adjustment into law since December 2019.
According to the statement,workers have been disenchanted and enslaved over the endless negotiation whereas there are other labour issues not yet attended to
The Emergency Joint State Executive Council meeting of NLC/TUC/JNC is expected to be convened this week to review and take appropriate decision after which the workers would be alerted on the outcome.
Reacting to the workers threat, Ekiti state commissioner for Information, Mr Muyiwa Olumilua appealed to workers to be patient.
He said ” We would appeal to labour to exercise patience. As mentioned by Mr. Governor, with the recent global COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting economic activities the world over, Nigeria inclusive, the Nigerian economy has to be monitored closely, before making such a weighty commitment.
“We are not backtracking on the negotiations, we are only asking all parties to be cautious as we proceed.Olumilua noted
“The economic situation of the country should not be the concern of the Governor, and Ekiti State Government alone, but also that of labour. We are all in this together.