NCL Talks Tough, Ask El-Rufai to Reinstate Disengaged Workers

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NCL Talks Tough, Ask El-Rufai to Reinstate Disengaged Workers
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has said it is not backing down on its protest until the Kaduna State Government reinstates disengaged workers and forfeit plans to sack 11,000 workers.

This was said by the Kaduna NCL Chairman, Ayuba Magaji, on Tuesday on the second day of protest against the mass sacking of workers by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s administration.

The News Agency of Nigeria quoted Magaji to have said, “We are not in a military regime. It is not an issue of stubbornness. We will protect the rights of workers to the letter.

“The Kaduna state government is playing tough on our actions. We have had military governments who are tough by nature, but we sat down and had a dialogue with them and reached a logical conclusion.”

He added, “We are equally taking our responsibilities as workers’ representatives and bringing to the open the grievances of our workers.

“It is a straightforward issue, let the Kaduna state government reinstate the disengaged workers, and they should not sack the 11,000 they are planning to, and we will call off our action.

“The state government doesn’t need toughness to discuss this. This is a democratic regime; even in military regimes, labour unions strive. We will continue with our struggle.”

Consequently,  banks, fuel stations, hospitals, among others, have remained locked.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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