Daily increased challenge of unpaid salaries and other benefits, job insecurity, intimidation of workers, among other unfair practices to Nigeria workers, these are problems confronting both public and private sectors’ workers in Nigeria.
Worker took to chaotic approach at the Abuja Eagle Square venue of the National May Day celebration organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, reports of heightened restiveness of workers across the country is a pointer to the growing frustration of workers at the work places.
Speaking on the development during the May Day rally at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, President of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, Comrade Joe Ajaero, lamented that the future of the workplace was hanging on the balance and under heavy threat by forces of greed by both the corporate and individual.
According to him: “Our workplaces are no longer places of comfort but have become places where the working class are exposed to serious psychological and mental torture.
Working and the world of work is being systematically stripped of its humanity while the frontiers of impunity and exploitation are being daily extended by the historical forces that have mindlessly pursued profit against the welfare of the majority.