CDWR said it discovered BUA’s violation of its workers’ rights to the legally operational pension scheme by evaluating the payslips of its disengaged workers and retirees in comparison with workers’ Pension Savings Account statements.
CDWR in a statement on Monday, signed by Comrade Rufus Olusesan, National Chairperson, and Comrade Chinedu Bosah, Publicity Secretary, said Richard was a student full of hopes and aspirations but lost his life due to slave working conditions.
One of the retirees, who slumped but was revived, Margret Onuoha, said she retired from the state civil service on Grade Level 14. She claimed that her late husband, Eugene Onuoha, also a retiree, died in the struggle in 2016 and was never paid till date.
“The Nigeria Labour Congress rejects this new stamp duty policy on rents and leases as it would worsen the deplorable situation faced by Nigerian workers most of whom, unfortunately, are tenants. It is also alarming that we are having a rash of hike in taxes and user access fees when other countries are offering palliatives to their citizens,”
DSM noted that it hoped that the NLC has learnt a lesson from the conflict in terms of “what led to the split in the first place, and what happened since” as a basis for building a formidable trade union federation.
The NLC, led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba, its President since April 2015 after its national delegates’ conference, and the ULC, led by Comrade Joe Ajaero, its President, and General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), reconciled their differences at a joint NEC/CWC meeting, and held a joint press conference where the news of the re-unification was broken to the media.
“We are only waiting for the National Executive Council of our union billed to meet with the NHRC labour committee today (July 15), but I can confirm to you the resolution of our members that anything short of payment of the new minimum wage will not stop our planned industrial action.
Accrued rights and benefits are paid to retirees who were in service prior to 25th of June 2004 when the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) commenced, and who had retirement savings prior to the take-off of the new scheme.