The Joint Kwara Labour Congress has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government, expressing dissatisfaction over the alleged non-implementation of a previously agreed-upon gentlemanly agreement.
The ultimatum, effective from Tuesday, January 9, 2024, was announced during a press conference held in Ilorin.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) state chairman, Comrade Muritala Saheed, voiced the concerns of the labor unions, stating that the state is facing economic, psychological, physical, and moral challenges.
Saheed lamented that despite previous written communications to the government highlighting workers’ demands and issues within the state, there has been no positive response or attempt to address the concerns raised.
“Dear Comrades, we are constrained to address this press conference having observed that our dear state is falling apart and the body language of our government does not suit the purpose of mending the cracks,” Saheed said.
As reported by RoyalTimes, among the grievances listed by the NLC chairman were the non-implementation of the N35,000 Wage Award for all categories of workers in Kwara State following the removal of fuel subsidy.
He added: “Non-implementation of 100 per cent CONHESS and 100 per cent Hazard Allowance for health Workers at Local Government Level. Inadequate funding of our State owned Tertiary institutions. Non-implementation of 100 per cent CONPASS and CONTEDISS for our State owned Tertiary Institution Workers. Lack of willingness to absorb and proper placement of Kwara Hotel Workers without any condition.”
He further stressed “Proper placement of the redeployed Kwara Water Corporation Staff into the Service of Kwara Core Civil Service,” as reasons for the intended industrial action.