Sacked workers of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Staff Primary and Secondary School, Owo, Ondo State, have rejected the state government decision to reabsorbe them into the state civil service.
The 56 members of staff were sacked on the grounds that the management had no financial capacity to run the schools any longer and so planned to privatise them.
Speaking through their lawyer, Mr Banjo Ayenakin, they noted that while they (sacked workers) appreciate the gesture and interest of the state Governor, the planned redeployment or transfer of service was unacceptable.
“The offer to redeploy or transfer our clients to the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission is contrary to the conditions of appointment of our client and the said redeployment is a ploy to demote our clients and subject them to psychological trauma.
“It must be noted that the conditions of employment of our clients; among which are grade level and year of retirement in the two services are different. While the non-teaching staff of RUGIPOLY retires at age 65; those of the teaching service commission retire at 60″, they added.