NUPENG, Other IndustriALL Affiliates Demonstrate In Lagos Against Precarious Work

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and other trade Unions under the umbrella body of IndustriALL on Tuesday gathered in Lagos to show full force of the global union movement to observe and canvass for a stop to precarious work perpetrated by various employers of labour.

The Unions are pushing against this reprehensible tide through various initiatives like organizing precarious workers, fighting laws that expand precarious work and mobilizing in support of secure employment with good pay and working conditions for their long abused and neglected members.

7th October of every year is a day set aside specifically to observe the World Day for Decent Work, usually tagged “Stop Precarious Work Day”. Although the 2018 edition was on Sunday (7th October 2018), but was however marked by the concerned unions to drive home their points on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Lagos at NUPENG National Secretariat.

Few hours after statements were made by Presidents and leaders of different affiliates of IndustriALL, including ULC President, Comrade Joe Ajero and NUPENG President, Comrade Williams Akporeha, workers subsequently moved to Lagos office of Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in Ikoyi to submit their joint communique so that their legitimate demands could be formally and urgently addressed by the government.

The workers during the industrial demonstrations displayed placards containing various messages that preached against unfair Labour practices by employers. Some of the affiliates that took part were, PENGASSAN, NUEE, NUCFLAMPE, NUTGWN, and SEWUN.

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