Despite FG intervention, NLC mobilises fresh strike in Kaduna

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday announced that it has commenced mobilisation to resume strike in Kaduna state, following El-Rufai’s failure to keep the terms of the MoU signed with workers at the instance of Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.

The NLC had on May 19 suspended its warning strike action after three days following the invitation of the federal government which announced apprehension of the industrial action.

Speaking with Labour Correspondents at the end of an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said it has now put all its members across the states on alert for the strike which will happen without any further notice.

He said the strike would be total and that the Congress had also informed the federal government through a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him,  the Kaduna state government has continued to flout the MoU entered with the workers during the intervention by the federal government with impunity

“Whereas, the NLC has remained committed to the process of reconciliation following the intervention by the federal government, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed and this MoU posited that there should be a 10 person Committee to be able to ensure that all processes and procedures in disengaging any workers conforms with  our national law, particularly section 20 of the Labour law.

“As we speak, that Committee has not been constituted by the Kaduna state government. I can also say clearly that the provision of the MoU are being violated with impunity, especially the no-victimization clause,” he said.

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