By Kehinde Akinpelu
The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) in kwara State council has threatened to begin strike action on Wednesday, February 19 due to state government’s inability to pay them the new minimum age of N30,000.
AUPCTRE made a referenced to their letter titled “Notice of 7-days ultimatum of indefinitely strike action”, where they called on the state government to implement the N30,000, consequential adjustment and also payment of the accrued arrears before the expiring date or strike commences midnight Wednesday.
AUPCTRE made this conclusion at the emergency of state executive meeting held at Omo-Egbe Igbomina guest house in Ilorin at the weekend.
The AUPCTRE lambasted nonchalant attitude in responding to issues raised regarding the minimum wage.
In a welcome addressed by its chairman, Comrade (Engr.) Michael Bamidele, Comarade Saliu Oluwole Suleiman, the state secretary of AUPCTRE as well as JNC chairman in the state, said that the government had given them no other option than to issues the ultimatum.
The chairman also added, that he is aware that the government his paying salary as at when due, urged him to pay minimum wage else the workers go on strikes.