Oyo workers protest non-appointment of GM, non-availability of work tools
Staff of Water Corporation of Oyo State have protested against the delay in the payment of their leave bonuses, non-appointment of a substantive General Manager (GM) of the corporation and non-availability of work tools, among others.
The workers, under the aegis of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE), staged the protest at the premises of the corporation, located inside the Oyo State Secretariat Complex.
The protest was led by the union’s Secretary, who doubles as the State Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ibrahim Mohamed.
The letter containing their grievances which was made available to The Guardian, read: ‘’The union is calling on the government without further delay to appoint a substantive general manager for the smooth administration and operation of the corporation.
“The union wants the corporation to revert to the payroll system which allows workers to know the breakdown of their salary, instead of the present PE card which is full of discrepancies.
“The present taxation is questionable and deserves explanations. The union is calling on the government to provide necessary tools, materials like chemicals for production of water. Where the N300 million worth of chemicals purchased by the government is, is it still hanging on the sea?
“The corporation has not been producing water, yet the management is paying the monthly sum of N5 million to IBEDC. Who is actually collecting the money?