ASSU STRIKE: CONSTRUCTION WORKERS THREATEN TO SHUT DOWN INDUSTRY
The National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) has threatened to shut down activities in the construction industry in solidarity with striking unions in the education sector.
NUCECFWW made the threat in a statement jointly signed by its National President, Mr Stephen Okoro, and General Secretary, Mr Ibrahim Walama, on Friday.
The union said that it was putting its members at alert for the solidarity strike in line with the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
“We wish to state unequivocally that our union shall, in solidarity with ASUU, NASU, SSANU, and in alliance with NLC, shut down activities in the construction industry.
NLC’S PLANNED PROTEST WITH ASUU ILLEGAL, SAYS FG
The Federal Government, Wednesday, announced that the planned solidarity march by the Nigeria Labour Congress with the striking members of the University-based unions is illegal.
On July 17, 2022, the NLC announced that it would kick off a nationwide protest on July 26 and 27 to pressure the federal government to resolve the five-month-long strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and three other sister unions.
But addressing State House Correspondents after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the planned street protest is illegal since the NLC has no pending disputes with the government.
DSS REPORT WON’T STOP SOLIDARITY RALLY, LABOUR TELLS FG
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Joint Action Committee, comprising the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Allied Institutions and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, have said their planned protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities will hold as planned.
The labour unions said they were not aware of any security report by the Department of State Services that advised against the rally, insisting that their protest in solidarity with ASUU over its six months old strike would hold on July 26 and 27.
ASSU: SSANIP DIRECTS MEMBERS TO JOIN NATIONWIDE PROTECT
The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANIP) has directed its members to join the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on its proposed nationwide protest over the unresolved Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
In a letter signed by the National Secretary of SSANIP, Comrade, Hussaini Yusuf Gwandu, the Association said the nationwide protest would not have been necessary if the political class had placed any value on Education and the Development of the Nation.
The letter reads: “The Leadership of our great union heartily commend the display of solidarity by the organized labour in ensuring a lasting solution to the serial industrial crises bedevilling the Nigerian Education Sector
“It is very sad to state that this nationwide protest would not have been necessary if the political class had placed any value on education and the development of our nation.
ITF, MAN, OTHERS MOVE AGAINTS UNSKILLED POPULATION IN NIGERIA
The Industrial Training Fund and other stakeholders in the labour sector, declared Tuesday that Nigeria should make the best out of her huge rising population through skilled workforce.
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria tasked ITF to leverage on 3m euro grant in the pipeline to produce more skilled workers in Nigeria.
Desire of ITF and other critical stakeholders in the labour sector to have productivity-driven skilled population came to the fore during public hearing session on a bill seeking for amendment of Industrial Training Fund Act, organised by the Senate Committee on Industries.