According to the workers, the organized Labour fails to fight for workers right but instead defends Governor Ayodele Fayose who refused to pay workers salary.
The EWF workers explained that the Governor Fayose announced that he promoted 15, 000 workers and he is owning them only two months' salary, while any of the workers did not received promotion letter since the announcement.
The Workers mocks the Organised Labour in Ekiti State, describing them as “a government agency being funded like parastatals.”
Mike Bamidele. The EWF Coordinator advices the national leader of NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress), TUC (Trade Union Congress) and the JNC (Joint Negotiating Council) to intervene in the matter and investigate Governor Fayose announcement over promotion and payment of workers' salaries.
Mr. Bamidele stated: “The presence of Labour could only be felt in the state when the need arises to defend Governor Fayose even to the detriment of workers they had professed to serve, simply because they are the carefully selected boys and girls of Fayose.
“Only few days ago, precisely on the 28th of December, 2016, the so-called leaders, not minding the fact that government had refused to pay workers salaries and as such, they had to go empty handed for Xmas and New Year celebrations came back from a three-day government sponsored retreat at Ikogosi Warm Spring, where a whopping sum of N50 million was doled out to them.
“It is against this hopeless background therefore that the Enlightened Workers Forum had taken it upon itself to make this clarion call on the president's of NLC, TUC and JNC to urgently visit Ekiti State on a save our soul mission.”
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose announced that he promotes 15,000 of his state worker and also paid their salaries, while the State workers claimed that he refuse to promote and pay their allowances, entitlements of retirees and allocated salaries.