Friday, 5 April 2013

NLC Commences Mobilization Of Workers For Protest Rallies In Abuja And Lagos Over Plight Of Pensioners

 The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC has vowed to carry out its threat to stage public rallies in Abuja and Lagos on the 10th of April, 2013 to drum up support for the payment of Pensioners arrears and address the plight of the affected retirees.

The Labour Union in collaboration with members of the civil society group said there is no going back on the planned rallies following the expiration of the one month ultimatum given to the Federal Government to provide urgent and lasting solutions to what he called avoidable deaths of pensioners and unprecedented corruption associated with the management of pension funds in the country.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja the Acting president of the NLC said the peaceful protests would be held in the two cities to draw government attention to Immediate Restoration of the withheld check-off dues to the National Union of Pensioners, accelerated payment of all arrears to the deserving pensioners, Payment of appropriate pension to reflect the 53.4 percent salary increase and payment of the 18,000 minimum wage in line with the provisions of section 173 of the 1999 constitution.

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