In a move to address their demands, the National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture, and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) in Kano State initiated a three-day industrial action starting from Monday.
The strike action is aimed at drawing attention to the union’s demand for discussions on the implementation of the Wage Award agreed between the Federal Government and organized labor.
Comrade Ibrahim Walama, the General Secretary of NUCECFWW, explained in a statement made available to The PUNCH that the decision to embark on the strike was a result of employers’ refusal to engage in discussions with the union regarding the wage award implementation.
The statement read, “Following the decision reached at the joint NEC Meeting of NUCECFWW/CCESSA held on Thursday 25th January 2024, over employers’ refusal to discuss with NUCECFWW/CCESSA the implementation of the Wage Award agreed between the Federal Government and organized Labour. The Joint NEC of both Unions has directed all members of the union to proceed on a three-day warning strike, starting from Monday 5th February 2024, on the first instance to press home our demand.”
Walama emphasized that members were urged to ensure total compliance with the strike, and further information and directives would be communicated through the union’s relevant platforms.
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This development adds to the ongoing labor actions, as the Nigerian Labour Congress had previously directed affiliates to withdraw their services nationwide from November 14, 2023, to protest various issues, including the assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and other executives in Owerri, Imo State, as well as pending labor issues in Imo State. The strike was called off to address grievances against the government’s responsibilities.”