Workers in Nigeria today, May first have joined the rest of the world to mark this year’s International Workers Day.
In Abuja, the nation’s capital, the workers and other dignitaries converged on Eagle Square to celebrate the day.
The day was set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the struggle of workers in achieving the eight-hour work per day.
In a joint address, the President’s of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC, Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, said that workers’ welfare is central to the achievement of socioeconomic justice which they said is key to national and global sustainability.
They said: “Equity, fairness and justice underpin the survival of societies and create resilience for Nations amid upheavals and turbulence.“
According to them, poor wages, increased decent work deficit, abuse of workplace rights and privileges, unpaid salaries and violation of rules of engagement are some of the issues that must be addressed by the government.
Source: Voice of Nigeria