TUC urges workers to participate actively in politics
The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Bala Kaigama, has urged workers to participate actively in politics to be able to influence policies that directly affect them and their welfare.
Kaigama, who spoke recently at the fourth triennial delegates’ conference of the Ogun State Council of the Congress in Abeokuta, also urged workers on the need to come out to seek elective positions, as they have great roles to play in the nation’s democracy.
Represented by the National Secretary of the union, Lawal Musa, Kaigama said while the union will play its own part by mobilising workers to vote, Nigerian workers need not to shy away from participating actively in politics, as it is their rights.
“This is a political era, workers must play a role in the nation’s democracy.“As a union, we will play our part; we shall mobilise people to vote. Union people should also take active parts in politics, so as to be able to determine our fate. If you refuse to play politics, politics will play you.”
Kaigama, who said the leadership of the union will not compromise on fighting for the welfare of Nigerian workers, noted that the leadership had been up and doing, engaging government at various levels to get a better deal for workers.
The state chairman of the TUC, Olubunmi Fajobi, Fajobi, urged the state’s governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, to fulfill his promise on the pledge made to pay all outstanding arrears before leaving office, advising him to rescind his decision that civil servants should wait till 2020 to earn promotion.