The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Olusade Adesola, has intervened in the threat by workers of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board, (AEPB) to embark on industrial action over non-payment of Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS).
Adesola, at an emergency meeting with the workers, led by the Chairman of the Joint Unions Action Committee (JUAC), Oluwakorede Matilukuro, today, August 11, appealed to them to stop the planned strike in the interest of peace and industrial harmony in Abuja.
The permanent secretary said that his office is not opposed to paying the workers their entitlements and only waiting for the process to be completed by the National Wages and Salary Commission.
He, therefore, asked the angry workers to be patient and show understanding with the administration for the procedure to be diligently followed and completed.
Adesola explained that the present leadership of the FCT Administration is workers’ friendly and places high priority on the welfare and the well-being of workers.
He said that the implementation of a salary structure code named: ‘Research and Allied Institutions’ could have long-term implications for the careers of the officers.
”Embarking on industrial action will not serve anyone’s best interest at this time considering the efforts the current FCT administration is reputed for paying FCT worker’s salary as and when due.”