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No Going Back on Five Days’ Warning Strike on Monday – Kaduna NLC declares

…Urges workers to disregard Govt’s Circular.

…AIl NLC affiliates to join strike.

…El-Rufai breaks World History of sacked workers.

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The Nigeria Labour Congress, Kaduna State Council, has directed workers to disregard the government’s circular against the five days’ warning strike, beginning on Monday, saying there’s no going back on the warning strike.

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

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

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

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

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

“This is the time to tell the world that Kaduna State Government is anti-workers and wants to destroy the Civil Service in the name of ‘reform.’ Enough for the sacking of workers by Kaduna State Government,” she stated.

She said all affiliates of NLC in the state have already directed their members to join the strike, among which includes the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), 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).

Others are Nigeria Union of Railway, Textile, National Association of Nurses and Midwives, Aviation Workers Union, Construction Union, and 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,” the release stated. 

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