Minister for Labour and Employment expresses displeasure over oppressive terms of employment

Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngigi, has expressed displeasure against oppressive terms of employment, stating that the federal government would discourage unfavorable workers’ conditions of service.

Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngigi, has expressed displeasure against oppressive terms of employment, stating that the federal government would discourage unfavorable workers’ conditions of service.

He added that the law on employment provides that if an individual is offered temporary appointment, the person must be confirmed after a while, adding that in some establishments, the time frame is either six months or a year.

Ngige, who disclosed this in Lagos during a three-day retreat on the Review of the National Labour Bills, noted that the federal government frowned against adhoc employment which is known as casualization.

Also reacting to the issue, the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, said the concept of outsourcing services and contract labour must be respected and defined.

He added that in all forms of employment, workers’ rights and labour laws must be respected, explaining that workers should not be treated as slaves.

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