Rivers TUC pledges to protect jobs

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The Trade Union Congress has said it would protect the jobs and other interests of workers in Rivers State as well as partner the state government for development.

 The State TUC Chairman, Ikechukwu Onyefuru, said this in Port Harcourt, after he emerged unopposed at the 8th Terrenial Delegate Conference of the union.

 Onyefuru also promised to work with all relevant stakeholders and also participate in the formulation of policies and initiatives that will help to improve the lot of workers in the state and Nigerians in general.

 In his acceptance speech, the new chairman said he remains loyal and committed to the national leadership of the union led by Festus Osifo.

He pledged to work with the national council of TUC to protect the interest of all workers in Nigeria.

 He said,”We recognised the efforts and the good works of the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.

 “We will partner to work with him to ensure that the interest of all workers in Rivers State is represented and protected well.

 “We will wear learners’ mindset, which will help us to understand what our members in Rivers State and Nigeria at large need.

 “We will align with the vision of the President of TUC, Comrade Festus Osifo. We will continue to protect the interest and welfare  of workers and ensure that their jobs are protected.

 “We will collaborate with the state government led by His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike. He has done very well in terms of providing infrastructure and attracting investors to the state, where our members will work.’’


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