by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has commenced mobilization of workers’ nationwide industrial action and protest against what it described as “extreme anti-workers’ policies of the Kaduna State Government.”
This was contained in a Letter Of Notice to all State Council chairpersons in all NLC State Councils, titled: ‘Notice on Mobilization for Nationwide Strike Action.’ The letter, issued Wednesday by the national headquarters of the union and dated 30 June, 2021, stated that, National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Congress took the decision in June 22, 2021.
Signed by the Union’s Ag General Secretary, Comrade Ismail Bello and national President, Comrade Ayuba P. Wabba, and two other officials, the letter explained that the “meeting of the Congress held on June 22, 2021, resolved to activate the earlier decision to withdraw all services by workers nationwide.”
It read in part: “You may recall that the last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Congress held on June 22, 2021, resolved to activate the earlier decision by the NEC of the Congress to withdraw all services by workers nationwide as part of an industrial action and protest against the extreme anti-workers policies of the Kaduna State Government.”
According to the release, the decision of the NLC Congress is in tandem with the requirement of the law.
“The NEC, through its communiqué released at the end of its meeting held on June 22, 2021, issued a notice for a nationwide strike action to all employers of labour.
“In line with the resolution and notice, you are requested to immediately convene a meeting of the State Executive Council and report back to the Congress Headquarters. This is to ensure broad-based participation and mobilization of all workers in the state for the proposed action,” it added.