The organized labour in Kogi State has debilitated to require a mass protest against the Governor Bello-led government on the off chance that it keeps on taking care of the welfare of workers and the whole citizenry with imprudent abandon.
It likewise said workers could never again contain the coldhearted and unfeeling state of mind of the legislature notwithstanding the praising knowledge laborers are experiencing in the hand of Yahaya Bello’s administration.
The Secretaries of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade Olakunle Faniyi, Trade Union Congress, Comrade James Kolawole and their Joint Public Service Negotiating Council partner, Comrade Isa Abubakar put forth the risk in expression made accessible to newsmen in Lokoja on Tuesday.
They said the current order issued by the state Commissioner For Education, Dr Sunday Tolorunleke, asking striking specialists to resume or face sack gave Kogi State government away as the most uncaring government ever.
The composed work kept up that the passing of Edward Soje who the Head of Civil Service, Mrs Deborah Ogunmola affirmed in an announcement that the administration was owing nine months pay rates at the time he conferred suicide and others likewise deing quietly due to non installment of compensation would have been sufficient for the government to demonstrate sympathy and for once sympathize with the sorted out work for loss of their friends and family and not a sack danger.
The organized Labour, in this way, approached the whole workforce of Kogi State to overlook the danger of the government and be set up to turn out in their expansive numbers in the proposed mass protest to tell the administration that power really lies in the hands of the general public and that Yahaya Bello and different people in position of expert are just caretakers.
“Remember that government threatened workers not to join the strike but they joined, they also threatened no-work no-pay and workers ignored them and now they have come with their antics of mass sack which has no basis in the civil service law and other extant laws in the country. So, workers should be bold enough to ignore this threat of sack.”
According to the statement, ” any attempt to return to work as threatened by government will mean surrendering our freedom as government has refused to accord workers their rights as enshrined in the Constitution and international statue books.”
The organised labour therefore asked Governor Yahaya Bello-led government to explain to the people of Kogi State what it has done with the statutory allocation of 4.2 billion Naira it received in the month of September 2017.
“For the avoidance of doubt therefore, it is the right of workers to embark on strike when their employers have failed to meet with the terms of employment and therefore the principle of ‘no-pay-no-work’ also applies.
“The organised labour commiserate with the family of Late Edward Soje who the state government has confessed owing nine months salaries as at the time he committed suicide and many others out there daily loosing their loved ones because of nonpayment of salaries.
“We wish the entire workforce God’s guidance and protection as we continue the struggle for collective emancipation of our people and generation yet unborn in the hands of tyrants.
“The strike continues indefinitely, ” the union maintained.