The Organised Labour in Rivers State has known as on different unions, associations and stakeholders to mobilise their members for the deliberate protest billed for Tuesday, September eighth.
The labour union additionally known as on all allied unions to brace up for the strike motion that may observe the protest ought to the state authorities fail to take care of its grievances.
Chairpersons of the NLC and TUC, Comrade Beatrice Itubo and Austin Jonah in a joint assertion issued in Port Harcourt mentioned the courtroom order restraining the deliberate protest and strike motion is fake and a manipulation from few people who’re beneficiaries of the anti-workers disposition of the current administration within the state.
Itubo and Jonah known as on employees to ignore the mentioned Courtroom order and are available out of their numbers to register their complaints.
Comrade ltubo and Austin Jonah whereas lamenting that the majority pensioners have died due to none cost of their gratuities after serving the state meritoriously.
They mentioned “for the reason that inception of this current administration, some employees have remained on one grade degree with out promotion.
“There have been no employment alternatives for Rivers folks and that the state authorities has refused to implement the brand new nationwide minimal wage.”
Within the meantime; the Rivers State Authorities has accused the State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress( NLC ) of colluding with its nationwide management to power industrial motion on employees within the State.
Briefing journalists in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Legal professional Normal and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor mentioned NLC is abandoning a subsisting courtroom case reserved for judgement on September 29, 2020 to embark on its threatened present strike.
Prof. Adangor whereas briefing newsmen at Authorities Home Port Harcourt defined that on the sixteenth March 2020, the Organised Labour issued seven days discover for an indefinite strike however failed as scheduled for midnight twenty third March 2020.
“The Rivers State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria failed or uncared for to fulfil the situation precedent for the declaration of the strike motion as prescribed in Part 4,6 and 18(1)(a) of the Commerce Dispute Act, Cap T8, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
“Surprisingly, whereas go well with No. NICN/PH/41/2020 continues to be pending and the Interim Order of Injunction issued therein nonetheless subsisting, the defendants performing in collusion and live performance with the nationwide management of the Organised Labour (NLC and TUC) issued one other menace of a contemporary strike in Rivers State primarily based on the identical causes,” he acknowledged.
Nationwide President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and his counterpart in TUC, Quadri Olaleye in a joint media briefing accused Governor Nyesom Wike’s Authorities of taking employees welfare with no consideration since his assumption of workplace in 2015