The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees has frowned at the alleged anti-workers policies of Corporate Affairs Commission, vowing to shut down the headquarters of Commission from Tuesday 12, January 2021.
Following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum issued to the management of the Commission, AUPCTRE, an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress, in a notice signed by its General Secretary, Musa Ekpo and addressed to the Registrar-General of CAC, listed some of the grievances of the workers to include lack of career progression, poor welfare and injustice against the staff as well as denial of earned 2019 promotion arrears, stoppage of all staff loans, among others.
The Chairman of AUPTCTRE, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, Aliyu Maradu, said the union had written letters to both the Board Chairman and Registrar-General to address the situation, but no attention was paid to address the pains of the workers.
It said, “Arising from the above and in discharging our responsibility based on responsive and responsible Trade Union, guided by the principles of collective bargaining, due process, public service rules and strict adherence to the union and constitution of Nigeria, the union is hereby giving the management of CAC a 21 days ultimatum starting from Monday 21 December 2020 to address all the issues raised above, in order to douse already tensed industrial relations atmosphere and possibly avert a looming industrial crisis in CAC.
“The issue we have with the Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission has to do with the promotion of staff of the commission.
“When he came he asked for the support of the union to ensure the goal and mandate of the commission is achieve and the union gave him 100 percent support but as you know there is no motivational factor for workers like promotion.
“We believed him and a committee was put in place including union members and several vacancies where discovered but the Registrar- General unilaterally limited the vacancies and even denied many staff written promotion exams.”