Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), yesterday, shut the central command of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Abuja, as prior undermined at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting a week ago.
The authority of the congress, driven by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, raged the Maitama base camp of the commission early, yesterday, to fight claimed against work exercises of the administration.
In the mean time, this was not without an obstruction from individuals from a sister association, the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) that has shown up the premises of the CAC in front of NLC dissidents.
This prompted a gentle show and encounter between individuals from the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), a member of the NLC, and SSASCGOC, an offshoot of Trade Union Congress (TUC). SSASCGOC individuals were driven by its General Secretary, Ayo Olorunfemi.
There were allegations and counter-allegations by the authority of the two associations on issues verging on purview and the rights to arrange and unionize the individuals from the commission among NLC and TUC.
In the midst of the disarray, a young fellow, who endeavored to set ablaze NLC transports stopped to impede the passage of the structure, was captured by cops, who were holding on to guarantee the picketing didn’t deteriorate.
Wabba, tending to the laborers, blamed the association for stomping all over the privileges of laborers.
He said: “All the female laborers with their spouses working here, the recorder moved them away and left their husbands here, causing issue in their different homes.
“We are here to come to the meaningful conclusion and to guarantee laborers’ privileges are not intended to be stomped all over. The principal issue isn’t about unionization, no, it is tied in with regarding laborers’ privileges. It isn’t about the issue of participation, yet about guarding the laborers’ privileges.
“For the main occasion, we will be here for three days. He (the recorder general) should attempt to come out to address laborers since we have raised some principal issue on how he utilized N250 million to construct vehicle pack, how he utilized N35 million to treat office, which is the reason he is apprehensive the associations have uncovered him; and that is the reason he is battling the associations.
“Thus ,we are saying, we have raised this issue straightforwardly, let him come out and protect himself. He isn’t battling the associations on account of enrollment, but since the associations have uncovered him. In Zone 5, he utilized N25 million to paint the workplace.”
Wabba depicted the young fellows that endeavored to set the transports ablaze as employed hooligans, saying they were being supported.
Nonetheless, Olorunfemi said the situation of SSASCGOC and TUC depended on locale and enrollment of the CAC, adding that the NLC has no ability to capture their mechanical relations matter.
He said: “The National Industrial Court had on December 17, 2019 pronounced NLC’s partner, AUPCTRE as a lesser staff association in accordance with the Trade Union Act.