07 April 2021 By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration says it is working hard to address the demand of aggrieved workers.
Director, Human Resources, Malam Mohammed Bashir, stated this shortly after a meeting with JUAC leaders in Abuja.
Malam Bashir pointed out that the lingering labour crisis was due to communication gap between management and workers.
He acknowledged that the implementation of the FCT-Civil Service Commission Act was topmost in the labour issues, which the FCT Administration was paying attention to.
His words:”We discovered that communication gap contributed to the issues of JUAC particularly the implementation of the FCT-Civil Service Commission Act that was approved by the National Assembly and signed by the President”.Bashir explained.
Chairman FCT NLC, Abubakar Yakubu, said an expanded demand letter would be sent to the FCT Minister to further strengthen agitations of the workers.
FCT TUC Chairman, Ahmodu Olayinka confirmed that the meeting with the Permanent Secretary and top FCTA management was inconclusive.
He expressed regret that the FCT administration had not been able to address any of the 17 items in the demands of the workers.
Also, JUAC Chairman, Matilukoro Korede, said the leadership of NLC and TUC had vowed that the warning strike ,may degenerate to an indefinite strike depending on the outcome of the ongoing meeting with FCT Management.
Korode expressed optimism that the expanded letter of demand, if treated with the urgency it deserved by the FCT Minister, would address all the issues raised.