The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to resume its suspended strike action if the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, fails to follow the path of dialogue and amicable resolutions in settling the industrial dispute between the two parties.
Last week, El-Rufai and the organized labor were at odds over his retrenchment of 4,000 workers, leading to a strike that paralyzed economic activity in the State for three days.
According to the NLC, its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held virtually on Thursday resolved to remain open to dialogue and amicable solutions, but would not hesitate to resume its suspended action if the State Government showed its recalcitrance.
NEC has resolved to continue keeping its doors open for dialogue and an amicable resolution to the industrial crisis precipitated by Kaduna State Government’s insensitive and illegal sacking of workers.
“The National Executive Council has resolved that, in case the Kaduna State Government is recalcitrant and persistent, or continues to take coercive, punitive and threatening actions against workers and their interests, the National Administrative Council (NAC) is empowered to reactivate the suspended industrial action in Kaduna State as well as to withdraw all service from all Nigerian workers at any time,” the communique signed by the NLC’s President and Acting Secretary, respectively.