THE Ondo State chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has condemned the harassment of its members by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the ongoing strike action in the state.
The TUC, which expressed its displeasure over the development in a statement signed by its chairman in the state, Ekundayo Soladoye, called on the leadership of the NLC in the state to stop preventing its members from going to their offices.
But the state chapter of the NLC has said that the “withdrawal of the TUC from the struggle will not affect the strike action negatively,” noting that all its members had totally complied with the directive of the union.
Soladoye, who also doubles as the Secretary of the Association of Senior Civil Servants in Ondo State, said the NLC was not supposed to be harassing members of the TUC who have decided not to participate in the strike by resuming to their various offices
The union called on the state government to provide adequate security for the lives and properties of its members during and after the ongoing strike action.
In another development, the Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has suspended the chairperson of the union in Ungogo Local Government Area, Hajiya Husaina Ammani Maizare, over alleged failure to comply with the directive to observe the strike action over the increase in fuel pump price.
The chairman of state’s chapter, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir, while speaking with pressmen at the weekend, said that following the failure to conform to the NLC’s directive, the body summoned stakeholders and fashioned out approaches to guarantee compliance, noting that the labour unions would not be hindered by propaganda and threats.