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Workers’ Day: Mark advocates new strategy for dispute resolution

Posted: May 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Senate President, David Mark, has urged the Nigerian workers to come out with a new strategy to resolve industrial disputes.

In his May Day solidarity message to the workers released in Abuja on Friday, Mark urged them to do away with the old method of resorting to industrial action as a means of resolving labour issues.

In the message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, the Senate President said: “I am convinced that dialogue remains the best road map towards resolving any disagreement no matter how complicated.”

According to him, “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.

“What ever 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”.

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