The National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ekiti state has dissociated itself from the state’s Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) indefinitely following the suspension of the workers’ strike in the state.
The NLC, together with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) last Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government and suspended the 4-week old strike.
According to PUNCH, the union in a communique signed by its state Chairman, Bunmi Ajimoko, and Secretary, Muyiwa Cole, said it was forced to take the hard decision after reviewing “the process leading to the abrupt and controversial suspension of the popular workers’ action”.
The union also directed its members in Efon Alaye Local Government to continue with the strike until the harassment and assaults on workers by political thugs stopped.
“NULGE observed that government has jettisoned the implementation of the agreement it signed on the deployed local government workers of primary and secondary schools.
Government is hereby advised to abide with the implementation of the agreement it willingly entered into in order to sustain industrial harmony.
NULGE rejects in its entirety the apology of the NLC chairman, Ade Adesanmi, sent through the NULGE state chairman as belated as his roles and actions concerning the strike are premeditated.
NULGE hereby suspends indefinitely its affiliation to the NLC in Ekiti State and dissociates itself from all its programmes and activities,” the communique added.