BEVERLY HILLS, October 19, (THEWILL) – The Trades Union Congress, TUC, and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, have directed workers of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to commence a nationwide indefinite industrial action from Thursday.
According to the unions, the decision followed the expiration of the agreement signed with the unions by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
They asked the workers at the NEMA headquarters as well as zonal and operational offices to ensure compliance with the directive.
The unions added that further information would be communicated to the workers in due course.
In Niger State, staff of the agency in Minna office were seen protesting over the management’s failure to adhere to public service rules.
They brandished placards with various inscriptions such as “Mustapha Maihaja must go”, “Mustapha we are tired of aluta”, “pay our claims or resign, enough is enough”.
Others read, “No hazard allowance, no life assurance cover”, “Who will die next”, “No promotion exercise”, “Give us training it is statutory”, “Maihaja is an electrician, we are humanitarian”.