Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC yesterday assured the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ of it readiness to support and partner with it to fight against non-payment of salaries by some media houses.
NLC in a message to congratulate the newly elected excos of NUJ signed by it Deputy President, Issa Aremu and made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, said non-payment and delayed payments of salaries amount to wage robbery that must be fought.
The NLC congratulated the new leadership of the union and other exco members for the successful elections.
“On behalf of the National Executive Council, NEC of the union and the generality of our members, we hereby formally congratulate you on your deserved election as the new National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ at your just concluded successful historic 5th Triennial Delegates’ Conference.
“We commend the NUJ for abiding strictly by your election rules and guidelines which led to the successful conference and the general acceptance of the outcome of the election. It was remarkable that NUJ closed nominations two months earlier before the conference, putting an end to avoidable manipulations and distortions at the conference.
“We have explicit confidence in your ability, together with other elected national officers, to move the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ to a greater height.
“NLC will undoubtedly partner with NUJ to fight against employers who have turned working journalists to slaves and working beggars on account of non-payment of their legitimate salaries. Non-payment and delayed payments of salaries amount to wage robbery that must be fought. ILO conventions and Nigerian labour laws underscore the sanctity of living wages for working men and women worldwide.

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