SPN condemns suspension of strike by NLC, TUC

Socialist Celebration of Nigeria (SPN) has condemned the motion of the management of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Commerce Union Congress (TUC) for suspending the deliberate protest and strike which was to start on Monday.

DAILY POST gathered that NLC and TUC had within the early hours of Monday suspended the strike at a gathering with representatives of the Federal Authorities.

SPN, whereas reacting, mentioned it was incorrect for the 2 labour unions to name off the strike and mass protest with out reaching its goal.

SPN famous that the celebration rejects the settlement signed between the labour management and the Federal authorities.

The celebration, in a press release signed by its Performing Nationwide Chairperson, Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye and Nationwide Secretary, Comrade Chinedu Bosah, maintained that employees and the Nigerian individuals should combat for the return of the ability sector underneath a democratic management of employees and shoppers.

The duo famous that it was worrisome that the strike was known as off with out successful the reversal of the costs of gasoline and electrical energy tariff.

The celebration added that employees, youths and the plenty should proceed to prepare to withstand the hike in gasoline value, hike in electrical energy tariff and different anti-poor capitalist assaults.

“The strike was known as off with out successful the reversal of the costs of gasoline and electrical energy tariff. Relatively, labour leaders acquiesced to the place of the federal government on deregulation and solely agreed to droop the electrical energy tariff for 2 weeks.

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“It’s extra ridiculous for labour leaders to comply with palliatives that’s so insignificant even whether it is carried out, an space whereby authorities has failed woefully previously.

“We recall that it was the stress from beneath in commerce unions and outdoors in addition to the groundswell of anger which pressured the labour management to difficulty ultimatum for strike within the first occasion.

“It needs to be recalled that completely different protests had been held over hikes in gasoline value and electrical energy tariff together with Socialist Celebration of Nigeria (SPN) on September 10, 2020 and Joint Motion Entrance (JAF) on September 16, 2020.

“Whatever the place of labour management, we name on employees, youth and the poor plenty to proceed to prepare to withstand the hike in gasoline value, hike in electrical energy tariff and different anti-poor capitalist assaults.

“We name on employees and commerce union activists to reject the anti-poor deregulation coverage which the labour leaders have accepted on their behalf, extra so with none democratic dialogue and engagement.

“It is usually clear that the labour leaders haven’t rescinded their help for neo-liberal insurance policies of privatization and deregulation as labour representatives sit on the board of the Nationwide Council for Privatization, a physique that sells our collective belongings to the thieving bourgeois elite.

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“As lengthy capitalist insurance policies are carried out, there’ll extra assaults on the working situations of the working plenty via value hikes for the aim of guaranteeing enormous revenue for the capitalists.

“For the SPN, solely a nationalized deliberate economic system underneath employees democratic management and administration can guarantee the usage of human and materials sources for the wants of all.

“Subsequently, employees and the working individuals should combat for the return of the ability sector underneath a democratic management of employees and shopper with a view to assure the considered use and democratic planning of its sources and thereby guarantee inexpensive and common electrical energy.

“It’s the lack of this clear socio-economic and political different by the labour leaders to the anti-poor insurance policies of the federal government that’s chargeable for the same old rotten compromise and their problem to defend the curiosity of the working individuals.

“Subsequently, we name on employees and commerce union activists and employees to agitate for a preventing labour management and really democratically run labour group that leads the working individuals to withstand anti-poor capitalist insurance policies and for higher working situations”.

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