At the emergency meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday 24th, 2018 by the NLC National Executive Council, the pronouncement has threatened to report the Federal Government to the International Labour Organisation; ILO, over its White Paper on “No work, no pay” policy.
NLC President and General Secretary Ayuba Wabba, and Dr. Peter-Ozo-Eson, respectively, described the policy as an onslaught on Organised Labour. The pronouncement noted that NEC has resolved not to be bound by such policy against labour. As it is a subtle way of the Government to stop Industrial actions.
Moreso, the pronouncement said the right to strike is both a human and Trade Union right and cannot be truncated, as it is what distinguishes workers from slaves.
The NEC has enjoined the government to maintain principles of the rule of law, fairness, equity and justice by invoking “no pay, no work’’ policy. “The NEC, accordingly, resolved that the threat of “no work, no pay” will not discourage it from embarking on strike, when necessary.