Railway workers declare a strike to warn of poor welfare

Railway workers declare a strike to warn of poor welfare

According to the body, workers will kick off trade union action from November 18 to November 20, 2021.

The PUNCH reports that the Nigerian Railway Workers’ Union, an affiliate of the Nigerian Labor Congress, has declared a three-day national warning strike to push home its demands for improved welfare and standard conditions for its members. .

According to the body, workers will kick off trade union action from November 18 to November 20, 2021.

The union made this disclosure to workers in a letter dated November 12, 2021, signed by the general president of the NUR, Innocent Ajiji and other excos.

The letter was titled “Notice and directive to undertake a 3-day nationwide warning strike.”

According to the letter sent to the managing director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, and to the minister of transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the unions told them “The agitation over a wage increase cannot be underestimated as it is a secret from Pulcinella that the wage regime of Nigerian railway workers is the worst and most incomprehensible of all the wage structures available to parastatals under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of transport “.

“The Honorable Minister of Transportation once accepted the fact that Nigerian railway workers can be easily identified from the crowd by the way they look and dress, which was meant to be surprisingly indicative of the meager wage paid in society,” reads letter. …

“It baffles us so much that the federal government spends billions of dollars building rail transportation infrastructure and transforming the system into a modern rail system, but without impacting or improving workers’ welfare in terms of better pay.

“We wonder how long the Honorable Minister of Transport will continue to avoid railway workers and knowingly fail to get better pay for poor Nigerian railway workers. We wonder how long we will wait before we get the approval of our request for a better salary, just like that of the National Commission for Identity Management, where workers’ salaries have recently been raised by three hundred percent. “

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