While promising to meet the unions, the Nigerchin management
is trying to use scan labour to break the strike. On recognising the workers’
right to join any union thy wish they have raised the excuse that they must
first consult with the owners back in China! These workers are fighting
for basic trade union rights. Please support the solidarity campaign and raise
this in your union.
Chemical workers at the
Nigerian company, NIGERCHIN, have come out on an indefinite strike simply to
defend their right to join the trade union of their choice. Trade union
activists and members are being victimised because of this. They need your
support! Raise this issue among your workmates and friends and get letters of
protest sent off.
On top of all its other anti-working class policies, the Obasanjo
regime in Nigeria
has recently introduced a new pension scheme, which is nothing other than a
privatisation of pensions, with investment funds taking over the running of
workers' pensions, funds which could collapse easily, and with no government
guarantees, leaving future pensioners destitute.