By Doyin Ojosipe
Staff union of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under the platform of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE), Abuja Chapter, has issued a strike notice to SEC’s management, to commence next week Monday.
Peoples Daily gathered that the final notice of intention to commence the industrial action, which was issued by AUPCTRE to the SEC management on Monday, November 17, addressed to the Director –General of SEC, Ms. Arunma Oteh, accused the management of breach of staff promotion procedure, unlawful termination of staff appointment, engagement of consultant, amongst other sundry issues bordering on staff welfare.
According to the strike notice served to SEC, which expired on November 17, the union drew the management’s attention to earlier correspondence in which a 21-day ultimatum was given by the union,
stating that, “As a union that is embedded in integrity, politeness and which follows due process, a congress meeting was addressed on Friday, November 14, 2014, to pacify the agitated workers (who were already in anticipation of an action expected to commence on the said Monday), to allow peace to reign”.
“However, from the look of things, there is no evidence on ground that your management is ready to cooperate with this union in resolution of issues in dispute”, it further stated.
An executive member of AUPCTRE, who was present in series of meetings conveyed by the management aimed at averting the strike, while speaking to Peoples Daily, on condition of anonymity, however said the meetings failed to achieve any positive result, which necessitated the fresh ultimatum.
All attempts by our reporter to get the response of the SEC management to comment failed as phone calls and text messages sent to the officials did not elicit any response as at the time of filing the report.