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Cautions Workers Against Incessant Strikes??

Posted: May 2, 2015 at 9:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ignatius Okorocha, Abuja


President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, on Friday urged Nigerian workers to uphold the indomitable spirit and resilience that have propelled the nation to greatness. He also enjoined them to desist from using strikes as a means of resolving their grievances with the government.
Mark who handed down this solidarity message to mark the May Day in Abuja , urged them to sustain the hands that produces the wealth of the nation just as he told employers of labour to reciprocate through improved welfare.

According to him , “On this day as always , I salute the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian worker. I commend your resilience and steadfastness that have kept the nation alive.

“I here remind you to always make productivity the cornerstone at all times. That way, you will be contributing to the survival of the nation.

“To this end, I earnestly request that we review our strategies and penchant or resort to industrial action at will. I am convinced that dialogue remains the best way to resolve any disagreement no matter how complicated.

He further added:”Resort to strike action always carries far-reaching political and economic consequences that unarguably retard growth.

“As a people, we must think otherwise in the interest of our nation. Development can only be achieved if labour and employers work along the same line.

“Whatever we can do or contribute individually or collectively to make Nigeria a better place should as a matter of necessity be our goal and mission.”

Mark promised that the National Assembly would continue to legislate in a manner that would create enabling environment for workers to prosper.