6 December 2012

Nigeria: Labour Ultimatum - Letter of Notice Is Derogatory, Says Plateau Govt.

The letter by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) notifying Plateau State government of the ultimatum to settle dispute with striking workers in the state has been described as derogatory and disrespectful to the office and person of the Governor.

A press statement by the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Edward Pwajok said "the letter cannot even be described as a notice of a strike as no where in the letter is the word "Notice" used."

Pwajok said, in Law, "Notice" takes effect from when the appropriate parties are served, not from the date of issuance. Thus, it should be borne in mind that labour went to press immediately after issuing their letters but served Government which is meant to act on their letters got it on the 3rd of December.

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