Saturday, April 1, 2023
HomeNewsAnambra NLC Calls For Low-cost Housing, Promotion For Workers

Anambra NLC Calls For Low-cost Housing, Promotion For Workers

Published on

The Anambra State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has implored the state governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, to consider a low- cost housing scheme for workers in the state.

The state’s NLC chairman, Comrade Chinwe Orizu, made the demand in her address to mark this year’s World Day for Decent Work in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

Commending Soludo for his prompt response to increase workers’ salaries , Orizu requested for the release of promotions of workers in the state which she described as long overdue.

She said, “Anambra State Council joins the International working class to mark this significant day. NLC commends Governor Soludo of Anambra State for his prompt response to the workers’ demand for increase in salaries and wages which we are earnestly waiting for committee’s report

Africa Housing Awards

“NLC in the state demands the release of promotions which were long overdue and the financial effect implemented as soon as possible; we also demand for low cost houses for the workers to alleviate the harsh economic realities on them.

She condemned the long industrial dispute between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), stating that the FG should consider the Lecturers’ demands and end the feud in the over all interests of the nation, especially that of the students.

She lamented that most lecturers and their families had suffered untold hardship because of the government’s “no-work-no-pay stand on the strike, stating that some lecturers had even died in the struggle.

She added, “The theme of this year’s World Day for Decent Work is : ‘Wage justice’ and it’s dedicated to millions of workers around the world seeking wage justice in the face of of hyper – inflation and prevailing high cost of living, Anambra being no exception.

“Wage justice is the cornerstone of social contract between governments and employers that has been broken in the interest of corporate greed. The fracture of social contract through deliberate decisions of government threatens democracy.

“We support workers’ rights, fair wages, safe work place, reasonable hours of work and decent living standards. In short, minimum wage laws help decent work that enhances rather than undermine workers’ self respect. The world needs a new social contract with wage justice at its heart.”

Latest articles

US nominee Ajay Banga emerges sole candidate for World Bank top job

Ajay Banga, an Indian-American business leader, is set to head the World Bank after emerging as...

Experts, stakeholders set economic agenda for in-coming govt

The state of Nigeria’s economy has got many fearing for the worse due to...

Shareholders blame Aso Savings of breach of corporate governance rules, asset stripping inmanagement of Union Homes, Petitions SEC,FRCN and CAC

Key HighlightsShareholders have lodged a petition with the Securities & ExchangeCommission (SEC), Financial Reporting...

Debt trap and incoming administrations (2)

In 2020, one of the reputable national newspapers in Nigeria in its editorial comment...

More like this

The Affordable Housing Mirage

In all of the hand-wringing over the lack of “affordable housing” in not only...

BREAKING: Emefiele Begs NLC To Shelve Protest Over Naira Scarcity

The governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday appealed to the...

Danger looms in Lagos, 349 buildings in distress, Govt reveals

Danger looms in Lagos As part of the effort to check incessant building collapse...