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NLC to picket anti-labour companies

By Victor Ahiuma-Young

LAGOS— AHEAD of Saturday’s 7th edition of World Decent Work celebration, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday, unfolded plans to picket operations of companies perceived as anti-labour employers in Lagos and other states of the country including Abuja.

The picketing operation will hold from today till Saturday across the country.

Among companies identified is a conglomerate with its head office in Ajao Estate, two pharmaceutical companies in Ilupeju (all in Lagos), Abuja office of a leading telecommunication company as well as Abuja Environmental Protection Board to sensitise workers on their right.

At a briefing in Lagos, President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said even after the world decent work commemoration, the fight against unfair labour practices would continue as congress would no longer tolerate the upsurge of casualisation of workers and other forms perceived anti-labour practices by employers.

Represented by NLC Vice President, Adelegan Solomon, Wabba insisted that the picketing became inevitable because of employers continued  casualization of workers and abuse of workers’ rights across the country..




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