NLC Threatens To Embark On Nationwide Strike Over Sacked Kaduna Workers



NLC President, Ayuba Wabba and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced that it will withdraw services from both public and private organisations in Kaduna State for five days to protest mass sack of workers by the state government.

The decision to withdraw the services of workers was taken by the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the NLC at a meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba made this known while addressing reporters at the end of the meeting.

He stated that the five-day withdrawal of service by workers in the state will become total if there is no remorse from the state government.

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He condemned the decision of Governor Nasir el-Rufai to sack close to 4,000 workers who are mostly from the 23 local government areas in the state.

“CWC has decided and has also recommended to the National Executive Council that labour will withdraw all services from either public or private from all sectors of the economy for five days in the first instance,” he said.

“And where there is no remorse, there is going to be a total action because we believe that El-Rufai is not alone in this action that neoliberal forces and also some government are also part of it.

“This action is going to be total and unconditional and therefore, all unions will be issuing statements and directives to their members to take this directive seriously and that the action will go ahead.”

Source: Information Nigeria

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