Cross River Labor Unions Issue Ayade 14 Day Ultimatum Over Unsettled Demands

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Governor Ayade and the state Chairman of NLC and TUC
Governor Ayade and the state Chairman of NLC and TUC

There are indications that the disquiet in the relationship between the Cross River State government and the organized labor in the state over some unresolved issues and unsettled demands of workers by the government might soon lead to an industrial action CrossRiverWatch findings reveal.

Investigations revealed that the uneasy calm that has prevailed between the government and the labor of recent may soon snowball into a full blown strike by workers in the state following a two week ultimatum issued to the government to address labor grievances.

Sources told CrossRiverWatch that a meeting was held Tuesday by top members of the organized labor representing the various trade unions to review the relationship with the Ayade’s administration for approximately 16 months as regards the burning demands of the workers.

Furthermore, findings disclosed that at the end of the meeting, the labor unions in the state unanimously resolve to send a letter to the government containing a 14-day ultimatum that began Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to meet the demands of labor, or face a total strike action by labor at the expiration of the ultimatum.

Also, CrossRiverWatch gathered that some of the grievances of labor include the non-promotion of deserving civil servants, non-release of labor house levy, non-payment of gratuity, appointment of Permanent Secretaries and the need for the reversal of posting of junior staff, among others.

The government was yet to react at the time of filing this report.

It will be recalled that on May 1, this year 2016, the organized labor under this same leadership gave Governor Ayade award as the Most Labor Friendly Governor in Nigeria.

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