NLC, TUC protest verification policy by Kaduna state government
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 24, 2016
Civil servants in Kaduna State yesterday shunned their offices in protest against the new verification exercise introduced by the state government mandating them to indicate if they want to be part of a labour union or not.
The workers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) condemned what they described as the deliberate attempt by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to destabilize unionism in the state public service, adding that the government’s pronouncement contravenes labour laws. The workers have till the twenty-eighth of March to fill and return the forms and the state government has vowed to apply sanctions against defaulters.