Labour, employers meet over strike threat

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BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG

LAGOS—EMPLOYERS in the nation’s construction industry are today meeting leaders of the National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, NUCECFWW, to avoid a shut down of the sector by the workers.

The union, last week issued a seven-day ultimatum to all the construction companies in the country to end alleged protracted negotiation on improved welfare for workers and other working conditions or the entire industry would be shut this  week.

The union in a letter to the employers’ body under the umbrella of the Federation of Construction Industry, FOCI, dated January 20, 2014, accused the employers of impoverishing the workers through deliberate frustration of the 2013 National Joint Industrial Company, NJIC, negotiation.

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