Workers in engineering, construction begin three-day warning strike over wage award

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Due to employers’ reluctance to implement the federal government’s wage award, members of the Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) and the National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCCECFWW) launched a three-day warning strike on Monday.
In a joint letter over the weekend, National Presidents of CCESSA, Ayodeji Adeyemo, and NUCECFWW, Stephen Okoro, expressed the workers’ grievances and warnings.

The unions threatened to press home their demands with a three-day warning strike, urging all members to ensure complete compliance.

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The warning strike’s National Executive Council, or NEC, of both unions threatened to go into indefinite action if nothing constructive was done.

They claimed that the unions’ attempts to implement the wage award in accordance with the agreement made between organized labor and the Federal Government were being thwarted by the Construction, Civil Engineering, Employers Association of Nigeria, or CCEAN.

As per their assertion, employers operating in Nigeria’s construction sector have eschewed dialogue in favor of a combative strategy.

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