NLC Declares War On Governors Over Planned Retrenchment

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down any state whose governor retrenches workers under the guise of the economic down turn currently being witnessed in the country.


Besides, the NLC at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos at the weekend said it was wrong for the governors to turn their workers to scapegoats when the benefits of political employees are not touched.


‘’They are paid regularly huge sums that are not even approved by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission,’’ the NLC said in a communiqué signed by its President,Comrade Auba Wabba and General-Secretary, Dr.Peter Ozo-Eson.


The NLC said based on this position the body would shut down Imo State over Governor Rochas Okorocha’s consistent anti-labour policies, impunity and retrenchment of workers, which it said was at variance with the promiseshe made to the leadership of the Congress that he would not spite workers in the state.


The Congress alleged Okorocha had raised a private militia armed to the teeth to inflict injuries on innocent workers in the state.




Credit : Daily Trust

Sack: Labour Gives Imo Govt. 7 Days To Reverse Directive

The Imo chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday gave the state government seven days to reverse its sacking of 5,000 workers from its 19 parastatal agencies.



Mr Austin Chilakpu, the Chairman of Nigeria of the chapter, announced this at a news conference shortly after an emergency meeting with local government health workers in Owerri.



Chilakpu said that labour’s resolve to give the ultimatum followed reports from health workers that the government was allegedly using its agents to intimidate workers in their offices. Chilakpu added that labour leaders still disbelieved that the radio announcement sacking workers in the agencies came from government.



“Within seven days, if government failed to refute the announcement, we will now take it that the radio announcement came from government, and we will now know the next line of action to take.’’


It will be recalled that the government on Jan.17 announced sacking the workers.