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Organised labour: How not to protect interest

The lingering crisis in the labour sector initially to be limited to the Nigeria Labour (NLC), has assumed a new dimension, as national labour body, the Union Congress threatens to Analysts say these developments are at the expense of the nation’s workforce, IDEHEN writes.

With the Labour Congress (NLC) its financescrippled with parallel emerging within affiliates, and stakeholders told National its time the NLC President, Mr. Abdulwaheed throws in the towel in order for the to move forward.

Presently disorganised and devoid of productive insiders opined that the NLC will by his numerous failings, sound the death knell of the in the coming weeks if urgent are not taken by stakeholders, including by the Government.

Omar’s action or said Workers Activist, Mr. Ezueme, is what is responsible for the finish crisis that is tearing the Trade Union TUC, apart. He noted the developments ongoing in the congress, of the country’s workers are in the direct of fire as far as their welfare, job and future were concerned.

that many agencies of including those that are to be or merged have not started staff through layoffs, and firms in the private sector not commenced downsizing because of fears that the NLC or TUC may react, told National Mirror the workers can now expect the worst the umbrella bodies which is the TUC and NLC may belong to history.

Tracing the genesis of the crisis has now almost crippled the once national labour center in the the workers activist said the internal crisis within the NLC peaked with the purported of then general secretary, Mr. Odah,in May 2011, things not been well with the

A member of the National Administrative (NAC) of the congress who pleaded for told our correspondent that the NLC has not had any general secretary for over one neither has it got a particular acting secretary.

Former Assistant Secretary, Mr. Eric Ajofor, it was because of the criticism that has to trail the leadership style of that forced the NLC to hurriedly an internal advertisement to quickly and engage a general secretary for the

Making reference to the TUC which is engaged in an internal crisis of its Labour and Industrial Relations Dr. Peter Okhiria, explained what is going on in the TUC and the NLC is a classic of how not to represent or protect workers

Okhiria pointed out while congresses are in disarray, it was the workers will bear the brunt of crisis, adding it was possible for including the government to take of the situation to promote unfair policies and practice that an and united congress could stood against.

According to “When two elephants fights, it is the that suffers. The infighting and in the TUC and the NLC is all playing out at the expense of the workers. certainly is surely not how to protect and workers rights and welfare”.

It is to be that about 14 affiliates of the TUC are at with the national leadership. The have also disowned leaders, even as they signed and presented a protest at TUC national secretariat.

Accusing the TUC Mr. Bobboi Kaigama of single-handedly all decisions relating to the congress, selecting those that are representing the congress at the ongoing conference, the Mr. Babatunde Ogun led affiliates maintained the Federal and entire Nigerians should TUC representation.

Despite the allegations, the NLC it is challenging anyone with of corruption allegation, levelled its leadership, to come forward and it.

Omar told our correspondent the of the congress was never enmeshed in crisis and fraud, and that the NLC did not pay any into the account of its officials, are we sponsored by any agency of government.

to him, those making the should come out with or publish the receipt in order to their claims, adding the for the NAC members in Dubai was one of the congress’s programmes for its members.

Responding in the vein,TUC said it disagrees the allegations that some of the were not carried along, some of the affiliates that to pay check of dues are trying to the congress by distributing mischievous to create unnecessary crisis in the centre

“All affiliates of TUC fully consulted before the for the national conference were the TUC president said.

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Immediate General Secretary of African for Workers and Workplace, Mr. Bamidele told National Mirror protecting workers rights and has nothing in common with the situation in the TUC and the NLC.

Osibogun it has become obvious that is a high level of falling out the congress, saying with the unions already refusing to check off dues to the headquarters and threatening to pull out, the of workers in those sectors already been jeopardized.

National Mirror gathered active and viable unions the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Air Services Senior Staff of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Chemical and Products Senior Staff of Nigeria (CANMPSSA), Hotel and Services Senior Staff of Nigeria (HAPSSSA), National of Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), and and Boatyard Senior Staff of Nigeria (AUTOBATE) are some of the that are ready to disengaged the TUC.

The Food, Beverages and Senior Staff Association Pulp Paper, Printing and Senior Staff Association of (Paper Paper), Senior Association of Electricity and Allied (SSAEAC), Shop and Distributive Senior Staff Association of (SHOPDIS), Shipping and Freight Senior Staff Association Precision Electrical and Related Senior Staff Association and Academic Staff Union of Schools (ASUSS) are the other whose pulling out from the TUC is of putting the nations workers threat.


On her part, Former Women Leader of Women in Mrs. Beatrice Edoror, it was not the interests of workers that is for the ongoing crisis in both the TUC and the

She said instead that it was the for power and money that line individual pockets is driving the rebellion and fueling the adding it was unfortunate that the will be the ones to bear the of this.

According to her, “No of workers or employees can survive a leader. With the way things Nigeria workers do not have any or a solid umbrella union which to flourish. These set of must give way in order to peace and progress to reign”, she

Industrial Relations Practitioner, Mr. Rotimi, in reacting to the current within the NLC and TUC, said the of Nigerian workers is now fully as the NLC which is the nation’s oldest labour centre, is being down by failure of leadership.

observed that for the first in the history of the NLC, the congress was down a few weeks ago as Omar led the elected and appointed officials to for a retreat, disclosing that a of 22 officials who are all members of the national council were in Dubai, if NLC is not known to have any alliance trade unions in the United Emirate.

According to the industrial relations the fact that some of the NLC while in Dubai posted on facebook pages their outings and shopping for exotic coupled with the knowledge the theme of the retreat was not known, nor is the of the money used to fund the trip is enough for Omar to from office as president.

and TUC are no longer working for the interest of the workers. They are simply in enriching and empowering themselves. All will have to give way if are to return to becoming the focal of all unions activities”, he added.

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