Our 5-day Strike Will Begin Monday As Planned, Disregard Govt Circular, Kaduna NLC Tells Workers

    NLC Kaduna State Chapter during a mobilization and sensitization rally on October 30, 2018.

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna State Council has directed workers to disregard the government’s circular against the five days warning strike begin this Monday.

    The State Secretary of the council, Comrade Christiana John Bawa made the call in a press release distributed to journalists in Kaduna.

    Comrade Christiana John Bawa said no any employer of state government under the present leadership of Governor Nasir Elrufai has job security nor is safe from disengagement.

    Comrade Christiana John Bawa lamented that in April 2021, Kaduna State Government sacked over four thousand workers without following due process.

    “It will be recalled also that Kaduna State Government sacked over thirty thousand workers in twenty sixteen and up to date their entitlements have not been settled” she said.

    “Since the history of Nigeria there’s no government that disengaged workers like the present government of Governor Nasir Elrufai.

    ” This is the time to tell the world that Kaduna State government is antiworker and want to destroy the civil service in the name of reform, enough for the sacking of workers by Kaduna State Government.

    She directed all workers particularly teachers, local government and the state workers to disregard the government’s circular against the warning strike.

    Comrade Christiana John Bawa said all affiliates of NLC in the state will join the strike, among them are the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG ),
    The National Union of Road Transport Workers( NURTW)
    National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria(NUEE), National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees (NUBIFIE).

    Nigeria Union of Railway, Textile, National Association of Nurses and Midwives, Aviation workers Union, Construction union, local government employees among others.

    President of the Nigeria Labour Congress Comrade Ayuba Waba and other national Presidents with General Secretaries of affiliates will be in Kaduna State to ensure full enforcement of the strike.

    ” An injury to one is an injury to all”.


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