The organised labour in the nation’s construction industry has told employers of its decision to vehemently resist any employment model or policy that is exploitative or tends to degrade jobs of members.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of National Union of Civil Engineering Construction Furniture and Wood Workers (NUCECFWW) made the resolution at the end of its meeting held recently in Ugo, Akwa Ibom State.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, the union resolved to investigate and monitor employers in the industry who engage in casualisation and form of short term employment contracts.
It insisted that enough compensation, benefits and good welfare passages should be paid to members through unrestricted legitimate right to union activities, collective bargaining and other lawful engagements in resolving issues with employers, particularly Chinese and Asian owned companies.
The Council applauded the resilient efforts of the national leadership in tackling the issue of casualisation, noting that the efforts had led to the conversion of 4000 casual workers to permanent employees of CCECC and CGC.