Kaduna strike: We are committed to dialogue – NLC

Congress () says it is committed to its principle of dialogue and social bargaining for benefit of disengaged workers State.

Chairman, Kaduna State chapter, Mr Ayuba Magaji said this on Tuesday at second day of procession against the government to reverse  mass disengagement of its workers.

Magaji noted that industrial actions being issues of collective bargaining and social dialogue,  should call for consultation by leaders or employers of before taking critical decisions or actions against workers.

“We are not in a military regime; it is not an of stubbornness, we will protect rights of workers to later.

“The Kaduna state government is playing tough on our actions, we have had military governments who are tough by nature but we sat down and dialogued with them and reached a logical conclusion,” he said.

According to him, the five days industrial as planned by the will  be tough because of the claims of the state government to also be tough.

“We are equally taking our responsibilities as workers’ representatives and bringing openly,  the grievances of our workers.

“It is a very simple , let the Kaduna state government reinstate the disengaged workers and they should not sack the 11,000 they are to and we will call off our .

“The state government don’t need toughness to discuss this; this is a democratic regime, even in military regimes,  unions strive. We will continue with our struggle,”  Magaji said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that banks, fuel stations, hospitals among others remained locked (NAN)