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NECA tasks labour on industrial harmony, national development


The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has charged labour unions to continuously explore and maximise the channel of dialogue for the sustenance of industrial harmony.

Organized labour had called on the unions to work harmoniously to reduce and eradicate conflicts that may degenerate into industrial actions that could disrupt national growth and development.

NECA in its goodwill message to workers during the 2018 Workers’ Day celebrations, however, commended the leadership of the National Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) for promoting harmonious industrial relations environment, which it said, was a prerequisite for national growth and development.


NECA’s Director, Membership Services, Timothy Olawale, said in his goodwill message that the labour movement’s robust contributions to the on-going discussions of the Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage was worthy of note.

According to him, this is an indication that organised labour has become an active social transformational agent whose main desire is to influence policy in this dispensation.

“Without preempting the outcome of the on-going discussions, we urge that survival of enterprises should be paramount in the minds of organised labour. It is only when businesses survive that people can be employed and only when people are employed that they can earn wages.

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