The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) on Wednesday picketed the Fee on Company Affairs (CAC) in Abuja for alleged anti-labor practices.
For a couple of hours, the umbrella union prevented fee employees from coming into the constructing.
The NLC, with considered one of its associates, the Amalgamated Union of Public Firms, Civil Service Technical and Leisure Service Workers (AUPCTRE), accused the CAC administration of violating labor legal guidelines towards its employees.
Union officers, led by NLC President Ayuba Wabba, arrived at CAC amenities earlier to start the motion.
They mentioned the picket will final for 3 days.
Wabba accused a senior CAC official of misappropriating the company’s funds.
He mentioned the worker spent N250 million to construct a automotive pack, N86 million to improve the fee’s web server, N35 million to fumigate the company towards COVID-19 and N25 million to color the company’s Zone 5 connected workplace, totaling N396 million.
The president of the NLC urged the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to analyze the alleged monetary violations.
In accordance with Wabba, the clerk has trampled on the elemental rights of employees and has melted ill-treatment towards them for exposing their corrupt acts (from Abubakar).
Responding to the allegations, CAC’s Director of Public Affairs, Duke Ukaga, debunked the declare that employees weren’t allowed to unionize.
He mentioned there was no means for the administration to divert cash from the federal government for fumigation.
“The fee, being a really law-abiding group, is obeying the principles of the Nationwide Trade Court docket, which determined in December 2019 and Might 2020 that the union to which most employees had joined, AUPCTRE, was a junior employees’ union and never relevant to senior employees. That is in accordance with the 2004 and 2005 Union Legislation.
“The fee is simply finishing up the courtroom’s sentence. Thus far, there was no injunction or suspension of the execution order. So, to say that we’re forcing them to hitch the union is manifestly incorrect.