NLC threatens total Shutdown in Kaduna.
Written by News Room on June 5, 2021
The President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Ayuba Wabba has drawn the attention of the President Muhammadu Buhari to the refusal of the Kaduna State Government in honouring and respecting the Memorandum of Understanding signed at a meeting brokered by the minster of labour and employment.
He said this in a letter to the President through his Chief of Staff, Amb. Ibrahim Gambari and obtained by Invicta News where Wabba, where he reminded the Nigerian leader of his Fatherly intervention during the impasse between labour and the State Government leading to the suspension of the warning strike and embracing the conciliation process brokered by his directives and facilitated by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
The labour said a fallout of the laudable moves was the signing of the memorandum of Understanding by the NLC and the state Government with provisions to stop victimization and harassment of workers, trade union leaders who participated in the warning strike and to maintain the suspension of the strike as negotiations continued.
Wabba said inspite of the MOU been signed, the State Government has gone ahead to impugn all clauses with violations like, continuous violation of worker’s right as provided in the labour laws, worker’s victimization by sack for participating in the warning strike, violation of the no victimization clause in the signed agreement, punitive transfer of the State Chairperson of the NLC and non – adherence and respect for the rule of law.
The president was reminded by Labour that the resolution at its National Executive Council meeting on May 25th, 2021 was that if the State Government remains adamant, and continues to pursue the path of war, threats and punitive actions against workers and their interests, they will reactivate the suspended Industrial Action in Kaduna state and call for withdrawal of service without any further notice through the Powers given by the National Adminstrative Council (NAC)