Kwara State Public Service To Embark On Strike

By Lawrence Afolabi -Ilorin

As labour unions in Kwara State directed workers in the state public service and the local government to commence industrial action as from tomorrow Tuesday 13th October 2020, due to non implementation of the 30 thousand naira minimum wage, the state government says it has secured an exparte order restraining the labour unions in the State from proceeding on the proposed industrial strike.

A statement by Chief Press Secretary, to Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, Rafiu Ajakaye says the order was granted by Justice D.K. Damulak of the Akure Division of the Industrial Court.

It states that the order came as the labour unions directed its members to proceed on an indefinite strike from Tuesday unless the government accedes to its requests.

Labour unions in the state had in a statement jointly signed by State Chairman NLC, Comrade Aliyu Issa-Ore, Acting Chairman TUC Comrade Ezekiel Adegoke and their Joint Negotiating Council counterpart Comrade Salihu Suleiman directed their members to stay at home to commence the industrial action.

Organized Labour unions in the state had earlier given the state government 14 days ultimatum to sign and commence the implementation of the new minimum wage, which expires today.

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