Workers in Ekiti State have given the state government 21 days within which to pay backlogs of their arrears or risk industrial action.
They said that non-payment of the entitlements had made life unbearable for them in the face of the present harsh economic realities.
The workers, under the aegis of Trade Union Congress, also decried the incessant kidnappings in the state in recent times and charged the government and security agencies “to quickly rise to the challenge and nip it in the bud.”
In a communiqué signed by TUC State Chairman, Sola Adigun, and Secretary, Yomi Peters, at the end of its meeting, the body said Governor Kayode Fayemi promised to offset all arrears of payment before the expiration of his tenure in October, noting that he still had the opportunity of the next 21 days to redeem the promise.
Adigun and Peters listed their demands to include: remittance of already deducted dues such as co-operative deductions, contributory pension bank loans repayment, NHF fund, to the appropriate quarters.