The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to renew its suspended strike in Kaduna State.
NLC President, Ayuba Wabba on Tuesday disclosed this throughout a press convention after an emergency National Executive Council assembly of the congress in Abuja.
The Labour Congress on Wednesday, May 19 suspended its strike within the state after intervention by the Nigerian authorities by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
According to Wabba, state councils and affiliate unions have been directed to mobilise for the most recent motion.
The Labour Union has been at loggerheads with the Nasir El-Rufai-led Kaduna State authorities after it launched into mass sacking of employees.
Wabba on Tuesday accused El-Rufai of disrespecting the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) brokered between the NLC and the state authorities by the Nigerian Government.
“After exhausting all avenues, including writing letters to President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the Union has decided to resume the strike,” he mentioned.
In its current letter to the President, NLC mentioned, “Your Excellency, Mr. President, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC on May 25, 2021 resolved that in case the Kaduna State Government remain adamant and recalcitrant or continues to pursue the path of war, threat and punitive actions against workers and their interests, that it had given the National Administrative Council (NAC) the power to re-activate the suspended industrial action in Kaduna State and also call for the withdrawal of services of all workers in Nigeria without any further notice.”
The Nigerian Government’s intervention got here three days after the NLC began a protest following the disengagement of over seven thousand civil servants within the state and native governments’ providers.
The strike had paralysed crucial sectors of the economic system within the state and El-Rufai in response declared Wabba and labour different leaders wished for alleged financial sabotage and assaults on public infrastructure within the state.