Despite appeal by federal government, the leadership of organised labour in the construction industry under the umbrella of National Union of Civil Engineering Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers and Construction (NUCEEFWW) and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) have announced readiness to embark on three days warning strike to press home their demands.
The warning strike scheduled to commence from February 5 is to draw the attention to the condition the workers in the industry based on the refusal of the employers to address their demands for upward age review and other conditions of service.
Citing other anti-workers activities for the planned strike, they accused their employers, the Construction and Civil Engineering Employers Association of Nigeria (CCEEAN) of neglecting the implementation of a wage award for workers in the construction industry.
They also accused CCEEAN of deliberate refusal to implement the N35,000 wage award which was part of an agreement reached between the Federal Government and the organized Labour to alleviate the impact of subsidy removal.
According to the unions, the planned strike is to press home their demands which their employers have systematically trampled under feet for some time.