Despite Kwara State Government obtaining an Exparte order from the National Industrial Court to stop the proposed statewide strike actions by organised labour tomorrow, the organizer labour have vow to embark on their proposed total and indefinite strike tomorrow.
This was contained in a Press Statement issued today by the body.
Read the full statement below.
Our attention has been drawn to one Exparte order said to have been obtained from National Industrial Court by Kwara state government to stop the proposed statewide strike actions by organised labour tomorrow following government refusal to implement the N30, 000 minimum wage .
While we remain law abiding entity which holds the judiciary in high esteemed , we wish to reiterate that the proposed strike action will proceed tomorrow ,Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 as agreed during our joint meetings which was held today where all industrial unions including NLC, TUC and NJC were signatories.
For the sake of emphasy we want to state categorically that #30,000 Minimum wages Agitation is a Constitutional matter which had passed through all legislative processes and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR .
As an organised union, we are appalled that kwara state government which ought to be remorseful for failing to abide by the constitutional provisions on workers minimum wage of #30,000 could approach National Industrial court to stop labour agitation through a cunning machination employed to hoodwink the court . For the record , only 7 states out of the 36 states of the federation are yet to implement the minimum wage law and its unfortunate Kwara is one of these states .
It is clear that Kwara State Government is bent on it’s unlawful approach to continue to trample on welfares of workers in the state and such is unacceptable .
To this end , the exparte order obtained from NIC is an infringements on Labour rights to peaceful agitation and such cannot stand .
All workers under the organised labour unions including our local government counterparts are therefore advised to stay in their various houses beginning from tomorrow until further notice is communicated by labour leaders .
NLC, TUC, JNC
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