Enough Is Enough, NLC Tells Gov El-Rufai

Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress,
TUC, yesterday, said their members had been pushed to the wall by the policies
and actions   of Governor Nasir El-Rufai
of Kaduna State, and warned, “Enough is enough”.
The two bodies also directed Kaduna State government workers
to converge on the state secretariat of the NLC for a “super congress” where
they said a  decision would be taken on a
matter that borders on the interference of the state government on union
The two unions were reacting on the Verification Form
given   given to workers with a clause on
whether they wanted to belong to unions or not. The President of NLC, Comrade
Ayuba Waaba, and his TUC counterpart, Comrade Shehu Ayuba, addressed a joint
press conference, yesterday in Kaduna on the issue.

“The workers verification exercise carried out by Kaduna
State government was an aberration. This is the first time such an exercise
would be carried out without a representative of workers. We have also heard of
many things he has been doing here that are not in the interest of workers.
But, we cannot understand why he now wants to interfere in the affairs of
labour unions.
“He tried breaking the ranks of workers when he was the
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, but we resisted him and he
failed. One would have thought that he would have learnt his lessons. Yet, this
is a man I respect as an intellectual. “For the governor to produce a form and
ask workers to indicate if they want to belong to the NLC, is a clear
interference on union matters,” Wabba said. 

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