NLC Calls on Workers to Disregard Government Circular against Strike
Nigeria Labour Congress Kaduna State Council has directed workers to disregard the government's circular against the five days warning strike beginning on Monday.
The State Secretary of the council, Comrade Christiana John Bawa made the call in a press release distributed to journalists in Kaduna on Saturday.
Comrade Christiana John Bawa said no 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 2016 and up to date their entitlements have not been settled.
Comrade Christiana said in the history of Nigeria there's no government that disengaged workers like the present government of Governor Nasir Elrufai of Kaduna state.
She, therefore, said that it was time to tell the world that the Kaduna State government is antiworker and want to destroy the civil service in the name of reform while saying enough of the sacking of workers by the 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.