Thank God, calm returned to Kaduna State yesterday after the announcement made by the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who declared that the five-day warning strike in the state had been suspended.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is poised for a showdown with the Labour Ministry following its declaration of a one-day national protest in Abuja over an attack on its members on a peaceful protest.
Thugs believed to be hired by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, allegedly attacked Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, members who were protesting against the minister’s failure to inaugurate the board of National Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said that 2018 remains one of the most traumatic year for workers especially given the failure of government to enact and implement the new national minimum wage of N30,000.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is to liase with the International Trade Union Congress, ITUC, to place names of governors in the states where workers are being owed salaries and pensions for several months on a “watch list”.
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