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Construction Workers Declare 3-day Warning Strike

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By: Adeniyi Bakare

Construction workers in the country have declared a three-day warning strike from Monday February 5 over the non-implementation of the wage award by their employers.

This is contained in a statement issued by Tony Egbule, Acting general secretary, Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) and Ibrahim Walama, General Secretary, National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) on Friday in Abuja.

They said the decision to embark on the strike was reached at the joint National Executive Council (NEC) on Jan. 25, 2024.

The Unions expressed displeasure over the refusal of their employers to discuss with the union on the implementation of the Wage Award agreed between the federal government and organised labour.

The Unions direct members to ensure total compliance and watch out for further directives.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, had called on construction workers in the country to shelve their plans to embark on a warning strike and allow for the resolution of the dispute through dialogue.

The minister urged the employers to continue to engage with the workers, as the government would work towards resolving the dispute.

 

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