THE All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has accused the state government of alleged plans to induce the state work-force into a prolonged labour crisis in order to prevent the party lawmakers in the Assembly from carrying on with the impeachment proceedings against Governor Ayodele Fayose.
A statement by Taiwo Olatubosun, publicity secretary of the party, in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, April 29, warned the organised labour in the state against being used by the government to work against their general interest. Olatubosun said the party had uncovered plans to induce workers in the state to embark on a prolonged strike.
He, therefore, called on the labour leaders not to drag workers in the state into partisan politics, noting that most of the conducts of labour leaders amounted to flagrant abuse of labour laws. He further alleged that for some time now the labour leaders had abandoned the interests of their members as they are allegedly hobnobbing with the state government for their selfish interest.
“To set the planned strike in motion, the governor has offered to pay half salary for April, which labour would reject, leading to a disagreement that would spark a strike action,” he explained.
— May 11, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT