The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Katsina has threatened to picket Dana steel Limited for violations of workers rights and unfavorable working conditions therein.
Speaking during a solidarity visit to the premises of the company in Katsina, the state chairman NLC Comrade Tanimu Saulawa expressed the union’s concerns over the deplorable working conditions the workers are subjected to by the new owners.
According to him, the union has observed that workers have been barred from setting up workers union in the company, casualisation of workers in addition to poor remuneration noting that these concerns must be address to make the workers enjoy a befitting atmosphere.
He said, barring unions in an organisation is against the International Labour Organisation (ILO) charter which the NLC is a member noting that we are concerned with the plight of the workers and the right thing must be done.
Responding on behalf of the Management, A manager, Sanjeeb Dash said the company has just resumed production two weeks ago but assured that before the next visit of the NLC it would have met all the conditions for its staff welfare.
It could be recalled that Dana steel bought the moribund Katsina rolling mills in 2006 under the Federal government privatization programme.