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Ensure employers’ compliance with labour laws, Union tells FG

Chris Ngige, Labour Minister

The National Council Of Industrial Global Union Federation in Nigeria has called on Federal Government to enhance its monitoring duties towards ensuring employers’ compliance with the labour laws.

The National Vice-President Of The Union, Comrade Issa Aremu made this known to journalists at a press conference, marking the day for Decent Work, held yesterday in Lagos.

The Vice President said that the operations of inspection, monitoring and enforcement of labour laws by the Federal Ministry Of Labour should be effectively scrutinised.

“We demand that the Federal Ministry Of Labour under the Leadership Of Dr. Chris Ngige stand up and renew its commitment and will to further enhance its monitoring duties and ensure that every employer complies with the provisions of our Labour laws.

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“We look forward to fundamental changes in the operations of the Ministry and improved inspection, monitoring and enforcement of labour laws” he said.

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The Union also demanded immediate termination of all forms of employment offending human dignity and denying workers access to employment benefits, describing precarious work as an erosion of basic workers’ rights

“We demand immediate end to all forms of employment that offend human dignity and deny workers access to living wages, social protection and denial of the right to join the union.

“We ask the employers to respect the law and where the law is observed in breach, the ministry of labour and other agencies if Government should enforce the law.

“Precarious work has led to increasing erosion of basic workers rights such as freedom of association and collective bargaining.

“The use of temporary/casual workers has led to depletion in the membership and capacity to organize in all sectors that include oil and gas, chemical and non-metallic, steel and engineering, electricity and textile” he explained.

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