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THE ORGANISED LABOUR INSIST ON STRIKE DESPITE COURT ORDER .( An interview with comrade Innocent Lord-Douglas, Chairman united labour Congress ,River state congress-TUC and State organing secretary, National Union of Electricty Emloyees NUEE Rivers state chapter)
The national indefinite strike action by the organised labour which slated to begin tomorrow, the sixth of November will still hold despite the court injunction. asking labour not to embark on the strike
In an interview with Comrade Innocent Lord-Douglas, the state chairman of The United labour Congress, Rivers state council, who also doubles as the state organising secretary (SOS) of the National Union of Electricty Employees, Rivers state, in his office today, he insists that court injunction won’t stand because the last strike was only suspended and not called off and that the union has not been served with any court notice.
He further stated that the right to go on strike is what differentiates a worker from a slave and that the union will resist any government instrument trying to cow the workers from expressing its legitimate right to demand for improved pay.
Asked how successful this indefinite strike will be since the last strike was not fully compliant. Comrade Lord-Douglas stated that all affiliate unions have been directed to shut down on Tuesday the 6th of November and he is very sure that there will be a hundred percent compliance.
On how long the strike will last? Comrade Lord-Douglas replied that the strike will only be called off when government agrees to implement the thirty thousand Naira minimum wage as demanded by labour. He further appealed to Nigerians to bear with the organised labour union and cooperate for it is the masses that will benefit fr!om this in the long run.
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