NLC to picket coys over anti-labour practices
Two factions of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday temporarily closed ranks to campaign against indecent work practices in the country.
At a press conference in Lagos addressed by the two presidents of the Congress, they resolved to picket the Egbin Power Plc, Vik Limited Isolo, Jagal Limited, Lee Group, Dura Pack Limited and Coates Limited, all in Lagos today as part of activities to mark this year’s Decent Work Day.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said he would also lead rallies in major areas of Lagos to sensitise workers and industrial unions from different sectors of the economy on the peculiar challenges of indecent work practices and how to confront them. He said the level of precarious work environment was intolerable and efforts should be made to check it. He said Nigerian workers who are the creators of the nation’s wealth deserve the best. “In the light of
the believes that this year’s Decent Work Day for is an opportunity to reinvigorate commitment to the implementation of the decent work agenda. The importance of this commitment is underscored by our determination to visit factory premises to ascertain first-hand the state of the work places”, he said.
Factional president, Comrade Joe Ajaero, lamented that unions in the country are not doing enough to fight indecent work practices. He called for a change of attitude and emphasized the need for unions to re-awaken the Labour Party or join forces with political parties that are ready to add value to the lives of workers in the country.
His vice-president, Comrade Issa Aremu, deplored the growing level of casualisation, outsourcing and other activities calculated to debase Nigerian workers. He said this year’s Decent Work Day would be used by labour and civil society organisations to reject dehumanization of workers and force employers to pursue the dignity of labour.
The Deputy-Governor of Kaduna State, Arch. Barnabas Bala Bantex (3rd right) at the 2015 annual conference of Female Architects of Nigeria in Kaduna yesterday.