• Stop being callous to Ekiti workers – APC warns Fayose

    Stop being callous to Ekiti workers – APC warns Fayose

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has warned Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop being wicked to the workers by refusing to pay their salaries when evidence abounds that the state has money to fulfil its monthly obligation to workers.

    In a statement in Ado-Ekiti by the Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party said the latest revelation that put Fayose’s private account in excess of N4b had proved the party right in its consistent position that the state’s money was […]

  • Lawyer drags Fayose to court for joining Ekiti workers’ strike

    Lawyer drags Fayose to court for joining Ekiti workers’ strike

    The governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has been sued over his decision to join workers of the state’s civil service in their industrial action.

    A lawyer, Kabir Akingbolu, who sued the governor before a Federal High Court in Lagos, argued that Mr. Fayose’s decision amounted to abdication of duties.

    “Considering the provision of Section 176 subsection 1 and 2 of the Constitution whether the abdication of duty by the 1st Defendant in reckless abandonment is not a violation of Oath of […]

  • Your strike is meaningless without our pay – Ekiti workers tell Governor Fayose

    Your strike is meaningless without our pay – Ekiti workers tell Governor Fayose

    Striking workers in Ekiti State have told Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay them their salaries rather than engage in a solidarity strike with them.

    Fayose had last Friday declared that he had placed himself on an indefinite strike in solidarity with the workers who had been on strike for about two weeks over non-payment of five months outstanding salaries.

    “What we want is our money to alleviate our poverty,” the chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Odunayo Adesoye declared.

    “We appreciate the governor […]

  • No amount of intimidation can stop strike – Ekiti workers tell Governor Fayose

    No amount of intimidation can stop strike – Ekiti workers tell Governor Fayose

    Organised Labour in Ekiti State said on Thursday that no amount of intimidation would stop the ongoing strike in the state.

    The state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ade Adesanmi, said this after a meeting with members of the state legislature in Ado-Ekiti.

    The NLC chairman, who led other leaders of unions affiliated to the congress, said no state worker had been paid salaries in the past five months.

    Adesanmi alleged that Governor Ayo Fayose decided to employ the divide and rule […]

  • Governor Fayose begs Ekiti workers to call off strike

    Governor Fayose begs Ekiti workers to call off strike

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has urged workers in the state to call off their strike and hold talks with the government.

    The governor said the salaries for local government workers were ready for payment, with limited additional funds available for sharing.

    However, he said, nothing could be done because civil servants were on strike had critical roles to play in the disbursement of the funds.

    Fayose, who spoke on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, […]

  • Ekiti workers shun meeting with Governor Fayose, insist on strike

    Ekiti workers shun meeting with Governor Fayose, insist on strike

    Public workers in Ekiti State on Tuesday shunned the meeting called by the state government to resolve the ongoing strike in the state.

    The workers on Thursday began an indefinite strike to press home the demand for the payment of five months’ salaries arrears of workers among other issues.

    The meeting, scheduled for Tuesday (yesterday), followed a declaration by Governor Ayodele Fayose to invoke the doctrine of “no-work, no-pay” in the face of labour’s insistence to continue with the strike.

    It was to […]

  • Return to work or forfeit your salaries – Fayose gives special warning to striking Ekiti workers

    Return to work or forfeit your salaries – Fayose gives special warning to striking Ekiti workers

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Saturday warned striking civil servants in the state to return to work or forfeit their salaries. Fayose blamed the irregular payment of salaries in the last few months to poor allocation from the Federal Government.

    Speaking during an interview on the state owned radio and television station in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the governor said embarking on strike was not the solution to the problem.

    He said, “Since I assumed office, every month the allocation paper […]

  • Ekiti workers begin strike over unpaid salaries

    Ekiti workers begin strike over unpaid salaries

    There is tension in the Ekiti State civil service over the five month salary arrears owed workers.

    The workers are also aggrieved over government’s failure to pay last December deductions.

    The state councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiation Council (JNC) have issued another 48-hour ultimatum to the government to pay the December deductions or face an industrial action.

    Labour had last Tuesday issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the government to pay deductions or face a […]