The Particular Adviser to Governor Benedict Ayade on labour issues, Effiong Ita Umoh has reacted angrily to the commercial motion embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Commerce Union Congress, efficient at present.
Civil servants within the State commenced complete industrial motion and blocked all authorities workplaces in Calabar and different main cities following directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Commerce Union Congress.
Talking over a non-public radio station, Glowing FM, Umoh stated that the management of NLC had no proper to dam authorities workplaces and can be held accountable for any harm authorities properties would endure on account of their actions.
He stated that authorities workplaces weren’t solely occupied by labour union members however political appointees and different officers ought to have proper to entry their workplaces
“Whereas NLC/TUC have the suitable to embark on strike as stipulated by industrial legal guidelines, but they don’t have the suitable to seal up authorities workplaces the place there are political appointees and different officers.
“What they’ve completed is debarring non-members of labour unions entry to their work. They’ll pay for any damages if something occurs.
“They by no means gave us time to fulfill with them even once they notified us late. They insisted on assembly Gov Ayade in particular person to press their calls for even when the governor has designated aides answerable for all points.
“We now have met all their calls for besides gratuities. We aren’t even owing salaries. We now have applied promotions..”, he acknowledged.
In the meantime, early this morning, the Division of State Companies (DSS) within the State invited the state chairman of NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpebi for questioning.
Normal Secretary of NLC, Chief Ita Ayi stated despite the arrest of their chairman, the strike should be sustained.
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