By Dipo Olowookere
Members of the Kwara State Civil Service have been advised not to join the industrial action embarked upon by the labour unions in the state.
The Kwara State Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole, in a statement personally signed by her, reminded workers on the state government’s payroll of the implication of partaking in the action.
According to her, the Kwara State government recently obtained a judgement from the Akure Zone of the National Industrial Court (NIJ) against the strike action by the labour, noting that anyone staying away from work was disobeying the court order.
Workers in Kwara State are demanding for the implementation of the new minimum wage signed into law by President Muhammadu.
But the state government has appealed to the labour unions to continue to embrace dialogue so as to fashion out an agreement that would be beneficial to all the parties.
“This is to inform the entire Kwara State Civil Servants that the Akure Zone of the Industrial Court has given an injunction stopping the planned strike action by the state labour unions.
“Civil servants are, therefore, to resume normal work at their respective places of work in full compliance with the COVID-19 protocol as established by the NCDC for daily schedule.
“Adequate security arrangement has been made to guarantee the safety of all.
“We passionately appeal to labour unions to continue to dialogue with the government to reach an acceptable agreement on the new minimum wage.
“Civil Servants are reminded of the provisions of the public service rule,” the statement signed by the Head of Service in the state said.
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