NLC Threatens To Join ASUU Strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has threatened to join the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, in solidarity strike if the Federal Government failed to address the ASUU demands.

NLC President, Abdulwaheed Omar, made the threat at the opening ceremony of the “2013 Rain School” in Uyo.

“We call on the Federal Government to have meaningful dialogue with ASUU with a view to implementing the agreement.

“The state governments should equally obey the law and pay minimum wage to teachers and the local government workers as well as the 27.5 per cent teacher’s enhanced salaries.

“Should these strikes persist, workers of Nigeria will not hesitate to join them in solidarity,” he stressed.

Omar said the modules of the rain school were designed to train members of affiliate unions and state councils of the NLC.

“This is in order to equip them with necessary skills to empower and protect their rights at workplace.”

He said that the theme of the 2013 Rain School was imperative due to the obvious violation of workers’ rights in the workplace and in the larger society.

The Akwa Ibom Chairman of NLC, Mr Unyime Usoro, commended the leadership of the congress for keeping to its promise on making Uyo the permanent host of the school.

“On our own part, we intend to ensure that the standards set five years ago that led to the permanent hosting right is not lowered.

“It is significant to note that the government of Akwa Ibom has graciously approved the building of the permanent block for Rain Schools here in Uyo to gather for the training needs of the union leaders across the nation,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the theme of the occasion was: “Strengthening the trade Union for Defence of Workers’ Rights.”


  1. ayo

    don’t mind those stupid leaders of dis country it not dere dialog faults brcos dialog children are not skulling in nigeria why would dey not talk rubbish na. GOD go save us from dis bad and wicked leaders.

  2. J.T.I.

    Honestly, this man, the NLC boss is not qualified to lead the congress. He will fit for a councilor in his local government, just look at his picture. Nothing reasonable comes from his mouth. He lack in many facets such as inability to speak coherently and his failure to speak the kind of grammar that is expected of a leader of NLC.

    The problem is, once a southerner ends his tenure a northerner must take over even if he is not qualified. Check and see that man might have a master’s degree from Ahmandu Bello Univeristy or BUK or any other university there. The same thing with the presidency, now we hear things such as “it is time of the north” not minding who will come from there. We are in for it!

  3. Oladipupo Ola

    This stupid and good for nothing NLC leader has not deemed it fit to fight against casualisation of emloyees in banks and other financial institutions. Instead, he aligns with opposition to constitute problems to the government. Oshiomole did more than this only to footdrag on mere minimum wage for employees in Edo state. Bunch of hypocrites.

  4. naubiko

    @JTI the man needs more money from GEJ just like the oil subsidy protest.Na hot air him dey bow.

  5. J.T.I.

    What are they waiting for? They should join immediately afterall they have nothing doing. They should however give us a good reason for joining ASUU because the one his giving is not palatable least they will join in error like some senators who voted in error in favour of early marriage.

    When I listerned to what this man says that 27% increase in salaries for teachers bla-bla-bla I dont understand. Issues such as the poor electricity, education sector, over bloated salaries of members of the National Assembly etc are worth pursuing. This man has never mobilised the workers to fight what is happening them but his is to press for increases in salaries and nothing else. I am beginning to misunderstand him!



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