Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to report the Federal Government to the International Labour Organisation, ILO, over its White Paper on “No work, no pay” policy.
This was part of a communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the NLC National Executive Council, NEC, Wednesday in Abuja. In the communiqué by NLC President and General Secretary Ayuba Wabba, and Dr Peter-Ozo-Eson, respectively, Congress described the policy as an assault on Organised Labour.
The communiqué noted that NEC resolved not to be bound by the latest White Paper by Federal Government against labour, describing it as an illegality and a throwback to the dark days of fascism which organised labour successfully confronted.
NLC said the NEC condemned the government for its design/plan to clamp down on Labour via selective and erroneous invocation of the ‘no work, no pay” clause in the Trade Disputes Act.
Among others, the communiqué said “The right to strike is both a human and trade union right and cannot be abridged as it is what distinguishes a worker from a slave. There is nothing new about this clause as it has been in our statutes for over 40 years.” The NEC also demanded that the government uphold the principles of the rule of law, fairness, equity and justice by invoking “no pay, no work. Read more<<<<<