At least, 20 disengaged workers of the Edo Line Transport Service on Tuesday staged a demonstration to protest the alleged non-payment of their arrears of salaries and other entitlements since June 2015.
Tony Bamawo, who led the protesting disengaged staff to the Edo House of Assembly, Benin, said their salaries were stopped by the state ministry of transport before their disengagement in June, 2015.
Mr Bamawo said: ”On May 17, 2017, we wrote a Save Our Soul letter to the Assembly and the House immediately set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the issue.
“We are tired of waiting for the outcome of the report by the House which has taken over three years. We have lost five of colleagues since 2015 hence the protest,” he said.
Responding, the Speaker, Kabiru Adjoto, assured the disengaged workers that their demands would be looked into when the transport committee reviewed the files and the reports of an earlier constituted committee.
Mr Adjoto, who expressed sympathy with the protesters over the death of some of their members during the struggle, said that the House would objectively look into their case.
The speaker assured them that the committee would invite all the stakeholders involved in the lingering problem with a view to amicably resolve the crisis.
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