Organise Labour Prepares For A Showdown With FIRS Over Unfair Treatment
By Christiana Onuoha
The Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) has said beginning from July 26, it will commence picketing of the offices of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), nationwide.
The Union in a notice of mobilisation to its members and made available to journalists in Abuja said it will continue the picketing action until all its demands are met.
The notice was signed by Comrade Ibzimakor Nnubia, the Union’s deputy general secretary.
It reads in part, “Please be informed that the Federal Inland Revenue Services has pitched itself against the Nigeria Civil Service Union over the union demand that issues impeding productivity and efficient service delivery be addressed, by clamping down on the Union, sealing the Union’s Unit Secretariat and unilaterally stopping Check-off Dues accruable to the Union from our members
“Flowing from these unwholesome tactics the Nigeria Civil Service Union has resolved to picket the Federal Inland Revenue Services offices nationwide from 26 July, 2022until the Union’s Unit Secretariat is unseated; check off dues deductions accruable to the Union ts fully restored and the contentious issues between the Management and the Union are resolved.”
The Union urged its members nationwide to commence mobilization for the action.