July 18, 2017
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has called on the Federal Government to immediately wade into the situation that led to the ongoing strike action embarked upon by workers of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC with goal of resolving the industrial crisis.
Workers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Service Employees, AUPCTRE CAC, had highlighted imbalance staff cost, industrial disharmony, huge salary disparity etc. as main issues that could lead to the now declared strike action.
The Union also pointed out that the eventuality of an avoidable strike action and non-resolutions of the contentious issues would impede on the implementation of the ‘Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria’ Executive Order recently pronounced by the Acting President, Prof. Yem Osinbajo.
Executive Chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran while responding to the strike action said “we had found it pertinent and expedient to call the attention of the authorities to the issues at the background of the industrial crisis and its impact on the recent Executive order on ‘Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria’ signed by the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo,”
“Unfortunately, our calls were apparently ignored, just like the pleas and petitions by AUPCTRE which also called for urgent and proactive steps to nip all problems that lay ahead on the path of its Executive Order and strike action at the CAC in their buds.”
“We demand that the Federal Government takes responsibility for the present crisis by immediately swinging to action for the sake of industrial harmony and respect for legitimate rights of workers organized under AUPCTRE.”
“This imbroglio must linger no further than this counterproductive stage; amicable resolutions of the knotty issues involved must be found. We are particularly calling on Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to take keen interest in the crisis like he has been over-sighting and attending to flashpoints of discontent and maladministration in the country. We suggest that like he visited the N-Power recently, the Acting President should do the same with the CAC to assess the real situation on ground.” Adeniran concluded