The President of Henshaw City Council in Calabar South Native Authorities Space of Cross River State, Etubom Nyong Effiom Okon, has known as for the proscription of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Commerce Union Congress (TUC) over failure to safe discount on pump value of gas.
Etubom Okon who spoke with DAILY POST through cell phone on Monday, regretted the motion of the 2 labour our bodies, saying that the aim of getting ready for the strike motion was to compel the federal authorities to scale back the pump value of gas.
“The Labour used that identify to make their cash. There was by no means a time that they had a gathering with authorities that yielded any dividend to employees or obtain something, they solely go there once they have one thing to barter for themselves not for the perfect curiosity of the plenty
“In Cross River State, I keep in mind when Labour went on strike over appointment of some conventional rulers, as we had been pasting the bulletins, the State Authorities was doing her personal factor, swearing within the Monarchs and gave them certificates of recognition.
“I used to be with them and took part within the pasting of bulletins however a few of them went behind and picked up largesse (Cash). The swearing-in was carried out with out Labour doing something, therefore for me, I see no cause why labour ought to live on, that physique is meant to have been scrapped.
“I’m not in help of labour motion as a result of on the finish of the day, it’s going to haven’t any that means for the folks they mentioned they’re defending. They solely go there to barter on what they’re going to get from the federal government and permit folks to endure,” he said.
Etubom Okon who was the State Monetary Secretary of NLC requested, “The NLC/TUC haven’t achieved something, no discount in gas value or electrical energy tariff? What success have they recorded on this motion that has been cancelled? I don’t see something.
“Once I was the State Monetary Secretary of NLC, when Labour took choices, out of 5 calls for, we’d obtain 4, understanding very nicely that once we embark on one other protest, we are going to obtain the remaining ones.
Additionally talking through telephone on Monday, the previous Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Maritime Affiliation, Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) Ndabo Robert Effiong Hogan mentioned that he had anticipated NLC/TUC to proceed with the negotiation slightly than embarking on strike.
“Dialogue is the perfect method, allow them to return and have extra dialogues with the federal government, the hardship is bashing on all of us, strike just isn’t even the reply, the strike has not been yielding something good.
“When they’re about to name for strike, they may make all of the noise and on the finish, they may sit with the federal government and shut the journalists out and once they come out, you see little smiles on their faces making us to seem like a ship that may be pushed round. So allow them to return and dialogue with the federal government, the hardship is bashing on all of us,” he mentioned.