Strike: Fulfil your campaign promises in 21 days, TUC sends strong warning to Fayemi

Strike: Fulfil your campaign promises in 21 days, TUC sends strong warning to Fayemi

  • Ekiti State chapter of the TUC has given 21 days ultimatum to the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, to pay arrears the state is owning its workers
  • The workers asked the governor to fulfill his promise to the union during his 2018 campaigns to build trust with the union
  • The union lamented its members have not benefited from the minimum wage two years after its implementation

The Ekiti state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has told the state governor Kayode Fayemi that he has a 21-day ultimatum to pay workers their backlog of arrears.

P.M News reported that in a statement signed by the state's TUC chairman, Sola Adigun, the governor promised the workers the arrears during his 2018 electioneering.

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Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state to speaking stakeholders Photo Credit: Kayode Fayemi
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The workers stated that if Fayemi redeems his pledge, it will make them trust the APC-led government and promote a cordial relationship with the recently elected governor, Biodun Oyebanji.

“However, the TUC reminds Governor Fayemi of his initial promise to offset all arrears payments before the expiration of the tenure.

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The statement added that workers in the state are living an unbearable life due to the unpaid arrears.

Two years after implementation, Ekiti workers have yet to benefit from minimum wage

The union alleged that most of the state's workers have not benefitted from the minimum wages after two years of implementation.

“Most members of the TUC have not benefited from the new minimum wage after almost two years of implementation in the state.”

While reasoning with selective promotion exercise in 2018-2019, the workers call on Fayemi's administration to implement the minimum wage across the board without delay.

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INEC present certificate of return to Ekiti state governor-elect

Meanwhile, earlier reported the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had presented a certificate of return to Ekiti state governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji.

The commission presented the certificate to Oyebanji alongside his deputy, Monisade Afuye, on Wednesday, June 22, at the state's headquarters of the commission in Ado Ekiti.

Oyebanji vowed to execute his six-point plan during the presentation, stating that it is another level of progress for the state's people.


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