AUPCTRE pickets Finance ministry over Investment Tribunal

AUPCTRE Chairman addressing members during the protest at the ministry of Finance

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), on Monday, picketed the ministry of Finance over alleged infractions by the Chairman of the Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST).

Leadership and members of the Union took their protest to the Ministry to protest what they termed “lackluster” attitude of the chairman towards agreed union matters.

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The Union demanded the sack of the chairman, Mr. Idoko Akoh for refusing to implement agreement signed with the unions.

AUPCTRE FCT Council Chairman Aliyu Maradun addressing newsmen and other members said that the demand for the sack was necessary because of several issues bothering on alleged corruption and nonchallance staff welfare in the tribunal.

AUPCTRE members during the protest
AUPCTRE members during the protest

He said Idoko signed an agreement before the labour and finance ministry and out of the seven issues agreed upon for implementation, none had been carried out.

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“Instead the chairman to address the issues before him he went to the court and obtained an injunction barring the union from embarking of strike.

“As a law-abiding union we decided to bring the matter to the supervising ministry to demand for his sack and investigation to the monumental corruption in the Tribunal,” he said.

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He insisted that until the Chairman was sacked, organisations would not be confident in the capital market.

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The Acting Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Finance Mrs Olubumi Bola who spoke with members of the union, appealed to them to go back to their office.

She assured them that the ministry would look into their grievances and address them accordingly.

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