Nigeria: Kaduna NLC to ground activities for 5 days, issue warning strike over sacking of 4,000 Workers

Nigeria: Kaduna NLC to ground activities for 5 days, issue warning strike over sacking of 4,000 Workers

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Kaduna State Council has resolved to ground all activities for five days to serve as warning strike as proposed by the national headquarters for the sacking of over four thousand workers in the state.

In a statement jointly signed by the Chairperson of the state council, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman and the Secretary, Comrade Christiana John Bawa and made available to journalists in the state, the resolution was made in an emergency meeting held with the delegation from the national headquarters of the congress in the state.

According to NLC, the total withdrawal of services would commence on Sunday 16th of May, by 12:00am (midnight).

The congress lamented that due process was not followed on the recent disengagement of over four thousand workers from the Local Government Service, SUBEB and Primary Health Care Agency by Kaduna State Government.

"The proposed withdrawal of services and the protest will be monitored by the National Presidents and the General Secretaries of all the unions and the Global President, Comrade Ayuba Waba will be in Kaduna state to ensure the enforcement" the statement read.

NLC directed all civil servants in the state to remain at home for five days as a warning strike after which further directive would be given.

It also urged civil societies, organisations, Journalists, market women and men, okada riders and well meaning citizens to support workers in the state, describing the situation as a trying time.

It would be recalled that Kaduna State Government sacked over thirty thousand workers in year 2016 and up to date their entitlements have not been settled.

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