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NLC exploits when Ngige gives NUPENG the deadline to send the statement

NLC exploits when Ngige gives NUPENG the deadline to send the statement

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) has blamed the Minister for Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige of threatening composed work. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in an announcement on Monday, said Ngige needs to smother laborers over the contradiction about the leading body of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

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Wabba unveiled that the Ministry of Labor had solicited the National Union from Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) to present its announcement of record for the year 2018 to the Registrar of worker’s organizations inside 72 hours in the negation of the law which stipulates 30 days for such solicitation.

He stated: “The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), an offshoot of the NLC has implied us of the proceeded with badgering, terrorizing, exploitation and mistreatment of its individuals and the administration of the association by the Ministry of Labor under the watch of Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labor and Employment.

“NUPENG got a letter from the Office of the Minister of Labor dated thirteenth May 2019 with Reference No: ITU/FR/45/VII/15 mentioning NUPENG to present its 2018 Annual Financial Return inside seventy-two (72) hours to the Federal Ministry of Labor and Employment.

“We wish to express that the mandate by Dr. Chris Ngige for NUPENG to present its Annual Financial Return inside seventy-two (72) hours is in gross infringement of Section 40 of the Trade Union (Amendment) Act 2005 and like this an activity in illicitness and wilderness.”

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Wabba said that segment 40 of the Trade Union (Amendment) Act expresses that “Without partiality to the prior arrangements of this Part of this Act, the Registrar may whenever call upon the treasurer, the board of the board or some other authority of an enlisted body to plan and submit to him inside A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS from the date of the call letter point by point records of the assets of the body in regard of a specific period; and any records submitted under this segment will appear in detail such data as the Registrar may coordinate, and will, if the Registrar so coordinates, be examined by the properly designated examiner before being submitted to the Registrar”.

As per him, “In perspective on the above-cited arrangements of the Trade Union Act which the Minister of Labor and Employment is sworn to tell the truth to ensure and guard, we wish to unequivocally place that the unfeeling direness imparted in his letter proposes just a single thing – divulged urgency to disarrange and wreck exchange unionism Nigeria.

“It is additionally not an occurrence this is going ahead of the impact points of our ongoing challenges against the exercises of the Minister of Labor and Employment to undermine sorted out work and worker’s guilds in Nigeria.

“We wish to remind the Minister that the privilege to dissent and picketing are ensured by Section 40 of the Nigerian constitution, Section 43 of the Trade Union (Amendment) Act and Conventions 98 and 78 of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

“Article 2, section 1 of the ILO Convention 98 expressly precludes government and businesses from intruding in the undertakings of worker’s organizations, giving that ‘Laborers’ and bosses’ associations will appreciate satisfactory assurance against any demonstrations of impedance by one another or each other’s operators or individuals in their foundation, working or organization.’

“We are aware of the way that soon after our last dissent, a mandate was issued from the workplace of the Minister of Labor to officers in the Ministry of Labor and Employment to angle for grounds on which to manage sorted out Labor. We comprehend that the Nigeria Labor Congress is the essential focus in the present overdrive to exchange unionism Nigeria underground.

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“It was just when the angling endeavor neglected to get anything against the Nigeria Labor Congress that the seekers turned their barrels on NUPENG. This frame of mind of malignancy isn’t just unbecoming of “the main able Authority on Labor matters” yet also graceless, ungentlemanly, undemocratic, whole and unpolished.

“Sadly, even the most disgusting despots in worldwide records have never slipped to this low of despicable maltreatment of open office and trust to a dog, mistreat and threaten blameless specialists, social work focuses and their subsidiary associations.

“It is profoundly sickening that this conduct is originating from an alleged Democrat who has had the benefit of looking for quiet open submission particularly the votes of laborers while challenging for the situation of the legislative head of a state.

“Given that the aim of the Minister’s ongoing mandate is gone for accomplishing limited, negligible and narrow-minded finishes, we request the withdrawal of Dr. Chris Ngige’s letter to NUPENG dated May 13, 2019, Ref. No. ITU/FR/45/VII/15. We additionally require a clear statement of regret from the Minister of Labor for one more round of strike on composed work in Nigeria.

“Besides, we request that the Minister of Labor and Employment openly ensures that he would halt from further provocation, exploitation, and abuse of specialists, our worker’s organizations and the two work focus in Nigeria. We don’t wish that the current delicate mechanical harmony in our nation falls totally on the record of unlimited incitements by the Minister of Labor and Employment.”

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