18th May, 2016
Jethro Ibilleke/Benin: Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has directed workers in the state Public Service to shun the strike action embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress and stay at their duty posts.
He warned that any worker who did not come to work under the guise of participating in a strike will forfeit his or her pay.
Several government ministries located at Ezoti street, in Benin, were placed under locks and keys on Wednesday, following the strike called by the NLC.
Also, those who reported for duty at the secretariat building located along Sapele road were chased out by members of the NLC.
The government in a statement by the Head of Service, Mrs. Gladys Idahor said “all workers are expected to be at their duty posts.
”Any worker who stays away from work will forfeit his or her pay as ‘no work, no pay’ will be strictly enforced.
“All public schools and institutions are expected to remain open as school is in session.
“Heads of Departments and Parastatals are directed to keep records of workers’ attendance for further action.
”Workers in Edo State Public Service should be aware that the current strike embarked on by the NLC is illegal as the National Industrial Court had issued a restraining order on the strike.”