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Labour Leaders Flog Workers Out Of Secretariat

Labour Leaders Flog Workers Out Of Secretariat

Yesterday, Labour leaders in Ekiti state besieged 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:

“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.

The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Raymond Adesanmi, confirmed the development, saying:

“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.”

The strike followed the expiration of the 48-hour-ultimatum issued by the NLC, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council to Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay workers’ salary deductions for December 2015.

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