NLC declares war on governors over planned retrenchment

Posted by News Express | 1 February 2016 | 1,885 times

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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 promises he 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. (Daily Trust)


Source: News Express

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