Ekiti Strike: Labour Leaders Storm Secretariat, Whip Workers Who Resumed Work


Labour leaders on Friday stormed the old Governor’s office in Ado Ekiti, the state secretariat and other government offices to pursue erring civil servants out of their offices.

The organised labour had on Thursday begun an indefinite strike to press home the demand for the outstanding five months salaries of workers.

An eye witness said the members of the organised labour took the workers, who had defied the directive of the labour leaders, by surprise when they swooped on them around 12 noon.

“We were in the middle of something when the picketing team came in and forced us out of the office. Initially, we wanted to resist them but they brought out canes and started dragging us out of the office.”

It was learnt that those who resisted picketing received “light beating” from the labour team.

Punch sighted one of the sticks used to cane the workers.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Raymond Adesanmi, confirmed the development to Punch. He said, “They are saboteurs. We all agreed to go on strike at our meeting, so anyone who defied the strike order is a saboteur. They should bear the consequence of their action because we are fighting for general interest.”

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