The Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council (Trade Union Side) has said it is solidly behind workers in Ondo and Ekiti states over the ongoing strike by the workers over unpaid salaries.
The Council said the main contention that ignited the strike actions were failure of the government’s of the two states to pay monthly salaries of their workers for the past five months.
According to a statement signed by the national chairman of JNPSNC, Comrade Kiri Mohammed Shuaibu the workers have endured enough since they have no other source of income to sustain their families.
According to Kiri, the Joint Council condemns in its totality the failure of these two states governments to live up to expectation in fulfilling their contractual obligations of paying workers salaries at the end of each month, saying “every labourer is worth his wage”
He urged the governments of both states to urgently enter into negotiations with labour with a view to finding amicable solutions to the impasse to forestall further unpleasant consequences that will lead to a total shutdown of the economies of the two states.
He said, “industrial peace is paramount throughout the country this point in time to support the present administration in its unwavering commitment to revive the economy of this great nation currently in shambles.
Council will resist any attempt by any state government sacrificing workers salaries in consideration of selfish interests.”