Strike: Fayose, HoS Can’t Overrule Us, Say Labour Leaders


Victor Olakiitan in Ado Ekiti

Sequel to the directive issued by Governor Ayodele Fayose that only the members of Joint Heath Sector Unions (JEHESU) who have indicated interest to back out of the ongoing strike in Ekiti state will be paid the January salary, organized labour has replied that only it could suspend the industrial action and no other authorized body could do so.

It also urged the workers to discountenance the threat by the Head of Service , Dr Olugbenga Faseluka, ordering senior workers to resume work on Tuesday or face the dire consequences of their actions.

As a way of dividing the workers and weaken the strike declared by the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council, to press for payment of five month salary arrears, Fayose on Friday threatened to invoke the doctrine of no-work-no-pay rule, probably to coerce the striking workers to return to their duty posts.