Kaduna Warning Strike; Zimbabwe Trade Unions Send Solidarity Message To NLC

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions has condemned in strong terms peaceful protest by Nigerian workers that was later turned into violence allegedly hatched by the Kaduna State government.

In a solitary message signed by the Secretary General of ZCTU, Japhet Moyo and made available to AFRICA PRIME NEWS, said the Congress was made to understand that the street protest by workers had been very peaceful until when bus loads of thugs and hooligans poured into the streets, brandished all manner of weapons and surged towards the protesters.

ZCTU which sees the protest as a reaction to what it called “the reign of industrial tranny and impunity by the State Governor”, said it is firmly in solidarity and in support of the protests
by Nigerian workers..

The Congress therefore called on those in authority to stop harassing Nigerian Workers and their leadership.

Here Under Is The Full Text Of The Message .

Dear Colleagues

RE: VIOLENCE AGAINST INNOCENT PROTESTING NIGERIAN WORKERS

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) strongly condemns the violence perpetrated on Nigerian workers protesting peacefully over the reign of industrial tyranny and impunity by the Kaduna State Governor.

On Tuesday, 18th May 2021 Nigerian workers met street violence ostensibly at the instigation of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Nasir El-Rufai

Nigerian workers in Kaduna State had embarked on industrial actions in Kaduna State from midnight of Sunday, 16th May 2021.

This was in protest against yet another round of mass sacking and redundancy of workers by the government of Kaduna State under Mr. Nasir El-Rufai.

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The ZCTU understand that the street protest by workers had been very peaceful until when bus loads of thugs and hooligans poured into the streets brandished all manner of weapons and surged towards the protesters who were seated under any available shade and listening to the speeches made by their leaders.
It was only when workers refused to lay duck for a grand slaughter and began to give the invading thugs the chase of their lives that security operatives woke up to their duties and began to make some arrests.

We are firmly in solidarity and in support of the protests by Nigerian workers and call upon those in authority to stop harassing Nigerian Workers and their leadership

Japhet Moyo
SECRETARY GENERAL

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