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Published On: Wed, Oct 18th, 2017

Senate move to Sanction Companies Over Proscription Over Unionism

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By Christiana Ekpa

The Senate has mandated it committee on labour, employment and productivity, to, as a matter of urgency ensure that companies and organisations who have proscribed unionism are appropriately sanctioned.
The Senate’s resolution was sequel to a motion sponsored by Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) on the need to sanction private companies and institutions that disallow workers’ unionism in their companies.
The lawmaker while moving the motion, expressed worries that intolerance of unionism has become increasingly rife among private companies and institutions in Nigerian, that ought to be corrected
Supporting the Motion as moved by Senator Sani, other lawmakers who added their voices to the debate on the matter lamented that the practice by companies that places ban on uninoism, has effectively silenced and weakened the voice of workers , which leaves them vulnerable to super exploitation and work place victimization.
The upper chamber however, directed the committee to draw up measures of ensuring compliance with labour unionism in work places.

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