BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
ASABA—Delta State Government has threatened to shut down any hotel and hospitality business in the state that refuses to allow it’s workers join staff unions, especially the National Union of Hotels and Personnel Services Workers.
Special Adviser to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on Labour and Industrial Relations, Comrade Mike Okeme, announced this while declaring open the second National Conference of the National Union of Hotels and Personnel Services Workers in Asaba.
Comrade Okeme said the decision was against the backdrop of the failure of hoteliers in Asaba to identify with the national body, warning that the hospitality industry needed monitoring and regulation of its operations to ensure high standards.
He noted that his office would continue to ensure that the bond of unity between government and the state work force was sustained and strengthened.
Speaking, President of the union, Comrade Leke Success who was represented by the National Secretary, Comrade David Okoro and the Edo/Delta Chairman of the union, Comrade Wilson Otomewo, expressed displeasure over the way hotel owners and other employees of labour discourage workers from belonging to labour unions, describing the act as unacceptable.