TUC says ban on aviation workers’ strike would not stand
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on February 2, 2023
Turning to union matters, the Trade Union Congress has vowed to resist the Federal Government’s plan to ban aviation workers from industrial action.
The TUC President, Festus Osifo, in a statement says the proposed ban was a serious threat to industrial peace and harmony in the country, adding that it will impact the forthcoming election and handing over negatively.
The labour leader explains further that Section 40 of the Constitution also states that Nigerians have the fundamental right to unionization.
According to Usifo, there is no more fundamental right in unionization than that of workers to unite and struggle for their interests which also includes industrial action.
Finally, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Wahab Egbewole SAN, is saying that the institution will not shut down its academic activities during the forthcoming general elections.
He however, clarifies that students and staff would not be disenfranchised as the university had designed a programme where students can attend virtual classes and vote wherever they are.
The VC also says the management of the university had designed the school’s academic programmes to ensure that all lost academic calendars to the 8 months strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities are recovered latest by October.