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Labour threatens strike over anti-labour practices

09 July 2014, 12:36

Lagos - Construction workers under the aegis of the National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) have threatened to shut down the construction industry if anti-labour practices in Chinese-owned construction companies do not stop within two weeks.

The workers gave the ultimatum at a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, reports Thisday.

Amechi Asugwuni, President of  the union, expressed deep worry about the continuing anti-labour posture of  Chinese companies operating in the country, saying over 90 percent of workers in these companies were casuals who are denied the rights to collective bargaining, medical care and right to unionise.

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