29th September, 2011
The indefinite strike embarked upon by the staff of Lagos State Water Corporation has been suspended and all workers have been asked to go back to work.
Comrade Akintayo Subair, chairman, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE), Lagos State chapter, said after a meeting with the panel set up by the state government, the union decided to end the strike.
He, however, said the demand for the removal of the Group Managing Director, Mr. Sayo Holloway, was still been looked into by the panel.
â€œWe have reached a conclusion that all our workers should go back to work after a consensus statement signed by the state government, the state and branch chapters of the union was signed.
â€œI therefore call on workers of the Lagos State Water Corporation to go back to work,â€ Subair stated.
The workers had embarked on an indefinite strike action last Tuesday, while calling for the removal of the Group Managing Director, Sayo Holloway, over allegation of insensitivity to workersâ€™ welfare and other operational matters.
The consensus statement was signed Mrs. F. M. Oguntuase, Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions; Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe, Lagos State Head of Service; Mr. Salvador-Adebayo, Special Adviser, Parastatals Monitoring Office and Mr. Sayo Holloway, the GMD of the corporation.
Others are Mr. C. A. Ajayi, HOD Admin/Inter Relations, AUPCTRE; Mr. M. Akintayo Subair, Mr. B. A. Omotola and Mr. S. O. Ogundare.