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The State Executive Council SEC of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, Rivers State chapter, has been received by the branch executives and officers of the Rivers State Road Traffic Management Authority (TIMA-RIV) in its quest to familiarize with her members and to generate first hand information hence the need to go on one-on-one visitation to branches.

In a communiqué issues at the end of the meeting between the sec of AUPCTRE and its TIMA-RIV Branch, held on the 22nd of July, 2014 at Moscow road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, signed by TIMA-RIV branch chairman, Comrade Igenewari Ketuphel and its branch secretary, Comrade Wokocha Kelechi D.K and made available to the media by the newly assigned secretary of AUCPTRE, Rivers State chapter Comrade (Elder) Adekeye L. Johnson, enumerated on some of the 9 silent issues that were raised and deliberated on.

The joint meeting in the communiqué agreed that the issue of integration/regularization was of utmost importance and been treated as such, while urging SEC to continue to meet with relevant stakeholders until its demands are achieved.

SEC however, frowned at none promotion of staff and promised to bring the issue before the management, not undermining the challenges of poor funding that is confronting the authority. SEC also noted that the issue of loss and compensation should be directed to the office of the branch chairman/secretary for onward submission to the leadership of the union and issues raised to be brought before TIMA-RIV management.

Men and officers of TIMA-RIV were advised to face their duties, pointing out that as long as work activities continues, that the absence of the ACG should not be a problem and disclosed the commendations of the ACG to branch executives and his readiness to work with them.

SEC further acknowledged the need for restructuring and over heading of management for effective performance and the need for a board, which according to it will be taken to the appropriate quarters.

The state executive council in the maritime commended the branch executives on the recent report of management and urged them to continue to work with management in achieving the Authority’s mandate.

While directing branch executives to source for materials that will help in drafting a condition of service for TIMA-RIV member, SEC encouraged officers to work on personal development and promised to take up the issue of training and retraining with management.

SEC further affirmed that the issue of selective promotion without increment and none issuance of pay slip would be presented before the management and addressed accordingly.

In its advice, SEC advised all officers to take their jobs very serious, reiterating that the union would not encourage any form of dereliction or misconduct, it added. ###


Blaise Elumezie

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