Employers reject NLC’s strike plan

Private employers of labour have warned against the proposed strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).

According to them, the strike will be counter-productive if the NLC goes ahead.

They opined that the union should seek better opportunities for its members to cushion subsidy removal pain through dialogue with the government.

Early in the month, NLC President Joe Ajaero called out workers on a two-day warning strike, but it attracted mixed compliance on September 5 and 6.

The NLC has, however, opted to go ahead with its plan to mobilise workers for an indefinite strike.

But, a former Vice President of the NLC Comrade Issa Aremu said the industrial action is preventable.

Aremu, who is Director General of Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) said: “Strikes are just the means not to an end. The end is improved welfare for working men and women at these challenging times.

“I know that President Tinubu is concerned about the plight of all. His quotable quote is ‘Let the poor breathe.’

The Director-General of the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Mr. Adewale-Smart Oyerinde, who was featured on a Television programme last night, said the proposed strike will be counter-productive, adding that it will hurt employers and employees.

He said: “The approval of N5billion to each state is a step because if the money is well spent in a state economy, it will trigger some level of consumption, which will also go back into production.

“We are also aware that the government is sharing rice. But, these efforts are not enough.”

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