Cross River PDP Urges Governor Ayade To Dialogue With Striking Workers
THE Cross River State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Cross River State Government to “dialogue” with the Organized Labour Union by speeding up the resolution of the civil servants workers’ strike, which already had crippled activities in the past few days in the state.
Cross River PDP
In a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Prince Mike Ojisi, said the Cross River State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has observed with utter dismay the ongoing trade dispute declared by the organized labour Union in Cross River State.
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Arising from the State Working Committee Meeting held on the 13th day of October 2021, we wish to state categorically that,
1. We wholeheartedly identify with the struggle for a better welfare and remuneration for workers, not just in Cross River State but the entire Country.
2. We feel sincerely concerned that workers who are the true drivers of Government policies and programmes are treated shabbily.
3. We are also worried by the seeming reluctance by the State Government in implementing the promotion of both State and Local Government Workers, non-remittance of deductions from workers salaries, non implementation of the full minimum wage to both State and Local Government Workers and apparent refusal to implement full 27.5% teachers enhancement allowance and tax exemption for workers as earlier promised by the State Governor.
Aware that the Governor sanctimoniously prides himself as the “Alert Master” and lover of Civil servants, we humbly appeal to his conscience to dialogue with the Leadership of the Organised Labour Union and listen to their agitations.
While we condemn in strong terms the ill treatment meted out on workers in the State, we call on Labour Leaders to also consider the plight of innocent masses that have been forced to remain at home due to the strike.
We enjoin Labour leadership to consider alternative avenues for a speedy resolution of the crisis which has the tendency to further escalate the suffering of the masses as well as compound and worsen our State’s economic woes under the rudderless management of the present inept Government.
We are confident that there will be light at the end of the tunnel.
God bless Cross River State.