The Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday rejected the proposed plan by the State Civil Service Commission (CSC) to conduct an oral interview for civil servants after writing a promotional examination.
Danjuma Sale, Bauchi NLC Chairman, at an emergency meeting of the administrative council of the organized labour held at Labour House, Bauchi, said the council demanded the reverse of the planned oral interview for not following due process.
Mr Saleh while giving a 14 days ultimatum to the Civil Service Commission to withdraw the plan pending consultation with the relevant stakeholders, reiterated the commitment of organized labour to protect the interest of workers in the state in all the policies of the government.
“Today we have summoned an emergency meeting of the Administrative Council of the Organized Labour in Bauchi State to discuss the circular issued by the Civil Service Commission for an oral interview to civil servants before their next promotion. This policy must follow due process, CSC cannot come up with a policy without seeking inputs from the organisation, but to our surprise, we just saw circular directing civil servants who sat for the 2022 promotional examination for another oral interview.
“We are saying no to this oral interview and our members will not participate until we are consulted so that we can see if the policy is good for our members and the service in general, we are surprised that after subjecting our members to written examination, you are now planning for an oral interview, this is not acceptable,” he said.
The NLC Chairman alleged that the proposed oral interview is a plan to disqualify many workers against promotion and urged the entire members of the council to also reject the policy by not attending it pending further action by the organized labour.
He used the medium to also demanded the reversal of the policy restricting heads of MDAs against employing workers from level 01 to 06, urging the state government to allow them to do so as was the practice before.