The Permanent Secretary Labour and Employment, William Alo has called on Labour officers to serve as vanguards for Labour justice by demonstrating professionalism, diligence, transparency and honesty for effective service delivery in discharging their duties.
He made the call today 4th April,2019, at a 2-day zonal sensitisation workshop on Resolving Trade Disputes and Seeking Redress for Labour Injustice, organised by the Ministry for Labour Officers, in Maraba, Nasarawa State.
The Permanent Secretary, who was represented by the Director Human Resource Management, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajibola said the essence of the workshop is to articulate procedures for seeking redress on issues of unfair Labour practices, adding that both workers and employees need to understand their limitations in other not to infringe on the rights of others in the course of their employment relationships.
“As professionals in this area, the workshop shall equip you with the skills required to identify levels and sources of Labour injustice in the World of work. I am confident that the outcome of the workshop will further ensure that industrial peace and harmony is maintained in work places through strict observance and adherence to the Rule of Law which guarantees equal rights before the Law as well as the extant Labour legislations” he added.
Alo urged the participants to maximise the opportunity provided by the workshop to equip themselves with the skills required for better performance on the job.
Earlier, in her opening remarks, the Director Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations (TUSIR), Mrs. Omoabie Akpan, welcomed participants and note them that they were drawn from different departments in the Ministry from grade levels 10- 17 because it is expected that officers at their level should be able to handle dispute resolutions when the need arises.
Iliya Rhoda Ishaku
Assistant Director (Press)
4th April, 2019