Labour to shut down public service over alleged sack threat
MEMBERS of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) have threatened to disrupt operations at the Public Service this week over alleged plans by the management of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to sack 1,000 of its employees.
ASCSN Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, who made the union’s position public, alleged that the federal government has not called the management of NIMC to order despite reports submitted to it on the “happenings in the organization”.
The Union said: “The directive by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity that parties should maintain status quo pending the determination of the trade dispute on the matter and that of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation that he must subject himself to the court process at the Federal Court of Appeal, Abuja, by staying action on the planned sack have been treated with contempt
The union emphasised that since all legal means available to it had allegedly been frustrated by the federal government, “the union has no other alternative than to paralyze the entire public service”.