Competence Test for Workers is Faulty – Labour Speaks

This is gross violation of employees’ dignity……

The organised meeting over the weekend,by labour in Kaduna, faulted the introduction of “competence test” for workers and teachers especially in the public schools, describing it as “gross violation of workers’ dignity” Speaking through General Secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGWN, and member of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, National Executive Council, NEC, Issa Aremu at the 2017 National conference of the Committee for the Defence of Human rights, CDHR, in Kaduna, labour called on the attention of governors to “dignify their respective workforce through capacity building, understanding and compassion as demanded by the principles of Decent Work by International Labour Organization, ILO.

The Vice President of Industrial Global Union, Mr. Aremu also observed that constitution of 1999 entails fundamental human and workers’ rights. He is worried that the nation constitutional rights were implemented more in the violation than conformity. He gave example with non-payment and delayed payments of pensions and salaries to buttress his point of breach of right by some employers and state governors.

Written by Modestus Uwadi


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