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Kaduna: Labour Declares Warning Strike Over Sack Of 4000 Workers




The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared a five-day strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna State over the mass sack of workers by the state government.

Naija News reports that the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai on April 6 gave 4000 staff across 23 local governments their disengagement letters.

Speaking to newsmen after a meeting of the Central Working Committee of the NLC which was held at Labour House, President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said the five-day withdrawal of service by workers in the state will become total if there is no remorse from the state government.

Recall that Ayuba Wabba had described the sack of the workers as “arbitrary and cruel”, and called on the Kaduna State Government to reverse the mass sack.

Wabba said the decision to give effect to compulsory retirement of officers that are 50 years old and above; compulsory retirement of officers on Grade Level 14 and above, even when they are less than 50 years violate the fundamental human and trade union rights of Kaduna State workers.

“Others are conversion to casual workers for officers on Grade Level 01 – 06 and the directive that no Local Government in Kaduna State shall have more than 50 staff strength. We understand that right now redundancy letters are being issued to workers caught in the web of this very arbitrary and cruel decision,” the NLC president said.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.