Thursday, 27 September 2018

Report: NLC nationwide strike records mixed compliance



The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC nationwide strike is recording mixed compliance across the country.


In some states and regions, the strike has been well implemented, though poor compliance has been recorded in many.
Poor compliance in Ekiti
In what could be described as divided loyalty to the strike declared by labour to press for a new national minimum wage, some workers in Ekiti State civil service reported for work on Thursday.
At the old Governor’s Office and the new Secretariat along Old Iyin Road, some workers reported at their duty posts while some were absent.
The commercial motorcycle riders, commercial drivers as well as banks were also opened for business transactions in spite of the directive that there should be a total shut down of the country.

Yobe workers, business owners condemn strike
Civil servants, the business community and parents in Damaturu, Yobe, condemned the Nigeria Labour Congress warning strike which began on Thursday, describing it as grossly unnecessary and counterproductive.
A cross section of the respondents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, noted that schools and other public institutions in the state were still providing services in spite of the NLC directive that workers should embark on a warning strike.
Labour shuts down agencies at Lagos airport
The organised labour on Thursday shut down offices of aviation agencies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos to press home their demands for the implementation of a new National Minimum Wage.
However, this action did not affect flight operations at the nation’s busiest airport as airlines and passengers went about their respective businesses without harassment from the unions.

Workers shun strike in Kaduna
Government offices have remained open in Kaduna in spite of the nationwide strike began by the Organised Labour over new national minimum wage, the News Agency of Nigeria , reports.
A correspondent of the agency who went round public offices in Kaduna, the state capital, reports that workers were at their duty posts, including Obasanjo House, the state government Secretariat.
Also opened were schools, some banks including the Central Bank of Nigeria, hospitals and other public sector offices in the state capital.
Normal activities continue at Abuja airport
Normal activities continued on Thursday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

NAN reports that normal flight operations are smoothly ongoing at both the arrival and departure sections of the airports.
NAN also observed that all major airlines were booking and boarding passengers with airport staff fully on ground for normal services.
Ikeja High Court closed
The two gates to the premises of Ikeja High Court in Lagos were closed in compliance with the strike.


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