Labour Union Gives Governor El-Rufai 48 Hour-ultimatum to Recall Sacked Workers

Labour Union Gives Governor El-Rufai 48 Hour-ultimatum to Recall Sacked Workers

- There is a possibility that the disagreement between Governor El-Rufai and medical workers may escalate into an industrial dispute

- Medical workers have raised concerns over the governor's alleged anti-labour actions

- The NLC recently called off a warning strike in Kaduna state

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The lingering industrial dispute in Kaduna state has continued as the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, mandating him to recall sacked nurses who are below level 14.

Governor El-Rufai given 48 hour-ultimatum to recall sacked nurses
Governor El-Rufai has accused labour leaders of economic sabotage. Photo: @NLCHeadquarters,
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The Kaduna governor had ordered the sack of some nurses who did not report for work or joined the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) warning strike in the state.

However, the MHWUN in a statement by its president, Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, criticised the governor for sacking the medical workers, Daily Trust reported.

The union said in addition to recalling the sacked nurses, El-Rufai should apologise to Nigerian workers for his actions.

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The group pointed out that the sacking of the nurses was a violation of the constitution and a sad day for democracy.

MHWUN suggested that it might take action in solidarity with the sacked workers.

It said:

“Meanwhile, we call on our members nationwide to remain alert and await further directives on this matter as“an injury to one is an injury to all and injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.''

Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, has vowed that his administration would not honour a meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) unless electricity is restored in his state, Premium Times reported. gathers that El-Rufai made the comment after the NLC suspended a five-day warning strike embarked upon to protest the Kaduna government’s planned mass sack of civil servants over an alleged severe fiscal crisis.

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Governor El-Rufai said no official of his government would negotiate with the unions unless electricity is restored in the state.

The governor also lambasted the federal government for allowing workers of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) owned by it to disrupt electricity supply to his state.


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