Cross River NLC Suspends NUT, JUSUN, NULGE, Commends Ayade

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Cross River NLC Chair, John Ushie talking to CrossRiverWatch after the strike in October
Cross River NLC Chair, John Ushie talking to CrossRiverWatch after the strike in October

The Cross River State chapter of the Nigeria Labor Congress NLC, Friday suspended indefinitely three of its affiliates for failing to participate in the last strike action the union called to demand for improved workers welfare.

The Strike which was called in October, 2015 by the NLC after stalled negotiations between government and the union over non-payment of promotion arrears, funding of MDAs and non-payment of check-off dues, saw the three suspended union pulling out the night the action was announced.

NUT, NULGE Shun Strike As Workers Down Tools In Cross River

The three affiliates, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria and the National Union of Local Government Employees complained that the leadership of the NLC did not carry them along in the process that led to the declaration of the strike action.

But the State Chairman of NLC, Comrade John Ushie, told CrossRiverWatch after the strike action which lasted for four days that the three unions will be sanctioned.

NULGE, NUT Will Be Sanctioned For Pulling Out Of Strike – Cross River NLC Chairman

Keeping true to his promise, the indefinite suspension of the three affiliates was announced by the State Chairman on Friday at a news conference in Calabar.

The strike which began October 2, lasted for four days and was suspended after a Memorandum of Understanding was hurriedly signed between the state government and the labor unions.

Part of the NLC statement reads: “On October 2, 2015, NLC and TUC called out workers in the state employ on strike to press home their demand for better welfare for workers in the state.

“Regrettably, three affiliated unions, the state chapters of the NUT, JUSUN, and NULGE engaged in acts inimical to the progress of the labor movement.

“The State Executive Council of NLC, which the three unions are affiliated to, met in an emergency meeting on December 8, 2015, and reviewed the actions of the three unions.

“We resolved after the meeting, to slam an indefinite suspension on the three unions, NUT, JUSUN and NULGE.”

The statement further said a committee would be set up to investigate the suspended unions in order to determine the reason for their action.

The Union commended Governor Ben Ayade for the release of the arrears of check-off dues to the various unions in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed between government and labor.

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