The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has called on the Federal Government to immediately intervene in the ongoing strike by workers of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Workers under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Service Employees, AUPCTRE CAC, had highlighted an imbalance in staff cost, industrial disharmony, huge salary disparity, among others, as the main issues that led to the strike.
The union also pointed out that the eventuality of an avoidable strike and non-resolutions of the contentious issues would impede the implementation of the Executive Order on the ‘Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria’ which was recently signed by the Acting President, Professor Yem Osinbajo.
The Executive Chairman of CACOL, Mr Debo Adeniran, while responding to the strike 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 at the CAC in their buds.”
“We demand that the Federal Government takes responsibility for the present crisis by immediately swinging into action for the sake of industrial harmony and respect for legitimate rights of workers organised 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 the 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 the ground,” Adeniran said.