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Labour Party appeals for alliance with trade unions

02 May 2016, 18:31

Abuja - Labour Party stalwart, Tonye Princewill, has urged local trade unions to unite and help resolve the country’s political and economic problems.

He made the call in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to commemorate Workers’ Day.

“Clearly now has to be the time for organised labour to play much more of a frontline role in modern day politics,” said Princewill.

“The state of the nation and the state of this country cannot be divorced from the state of the labour movement. This is the case everywhere and so Nigeria's own is not going to be any different.”

Also read: Labour party drags INEC to court over Rivers polls

He thus called on the National Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to join forces with the Labour Party.

“Politics is way too important to be left to politicians. If the labour movement (NLC & TUC) and the Labour Party joined forces, the only outcome for Nigeria would be good news, because the invaluable ‘creation of jobs’

is bound to be central to the theme of such an alliance. Combined we can either make the difference or help decide who does.”

Princewill said labour bodies in other countries had been a lot more involved.

“When will enough be enough and when will labour move from being protesting followers to constructive leaders? Today is an opportunity to ask that question once again. Nigerians deserve answers.” 




- CAJ News


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