NLC warns Fed Govt over alleged move to outlaw strikes in aviation sector 

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The Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) are heading for a fresh industrial dispute over alleged move to criminalise strikes in the aviation sector.

NLC said the vexatious provision had allegedly been smuggled into the labour law awaiting presidential assent.

In a memo referenced NLC/NS/E.215, and addressed to Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi, NLC President Ayuba Wabba spotted some insertions that were not in the original draft of the bill presented at the public hearings

He contended that the ‘smuggled’ clauses were anomalous and in conflict with Nigeria’s labour laws, which regulate industrial relations.

Wabba observed that the insertions were not raised nor discussed during the public hearings on the draft bill and that the obtuse insertions, which ridicule legislative best practices, were smuggled into the passed bill.

Abeeb Atanda

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