Sunday, June 6, 2021

NLC Writes Buhari, Threatens To Resume Suspended Strike In Kaduna

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has written President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging a breach of the agreement it signed with the Kaduna State government to end its warning strike last month.
It said the state, as against the outcome of the meeting brokered by the federal government, has started to sack its workers.
“Your Excellency, Mr. President, may recall that the first conciliatory meeting between the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Kaduna State Government took place on May 20, 2021.

“A major outcome of that meeting was a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Kaduna State Government.”

“The MoU specifically provided that there should be no further victimisation and harassment of workers and trade union leaders in the state, especially workers who participated in the warning strike.

“The Nigeria Labour Congress was also expected to maintain the suspension of the strike action while negotiations continued,” the letter signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, read.

Mr Wabba said “the Kaduna State Government has gone ahead to impugn all the clauses in the agreement freely entered with the Nigeria Labour Congress.”
He said the state has started sacking workers for participating in the warning strike, adding that this is in violation of the “no victimisation clause in the signed agreement”.
Mr Wabba informed the president that the Labour Union might reactivate the suspended strike action owing to the state government’s breach.

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