Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ekiti Labour Unions Direct Workers To Stay At Home From Today

Labour unions in Ekiti State have directed workers in both public and private sectors to stay at home from Wednesday to press home for a new minimum wage.

The state councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) said on Tuesday that the strike will be total.

The state NLC Chairman, Raymond Adesanmi and his TUC counterpart, Odunayo Adesoye, said the directive affects government workers, including commercial drivers, Okada operators, banks, market men and women should stay off businesses.

The TUC boss, who spoke on behalf of the labour leaders, said the strike action will be total in Ekiti, saying the body had already entered into agreement with Civil Society Organisations to ensure its success.

He said the leaderships of the labour centers in Ekiti had agreed to work together and ensure the success of the nationwide strike, which begins 12 midnight on Tuesday. Sad!