The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has known as on the Federal Authorities of Nigeria to recognise COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as a office illness, notifiable and compensable occupational hazard.
The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this in a press release commemorating the 2021 Worldwide Staff Memorial Day, with the theme “Save Lives at Work,” on Wednesday in Abuja.
Wabba said that this was important coming on the epoch of the worldwide struggle towards the virus.
In response to him,”The contribution of frontline staff, particularly healthcare staff, is a formidable buffer between deaths in hundreds and deaths in thousands and thousands.
“On a regular basis, our healthcare staff courageously dare the stare of demise in selfless service to rescue the lives of others.
“The itemizing of occupational well being and security as a basic proper at work and the popularity of COVID-19 as a office illness and as a notifiable and compensable occupational hazard is vital.
“Demand for compensation of COVID-19 victims within the office; enough and High quality Private Safety Gear (PPEs) for staff on the office.”
Whereas labour expects actions on these calls for, Wabba assured staff of its dedication to defending their security and well being at work each time.
Wabba mentioned, “There is no such thing as a higher day to reveal our readiness to struggle for the residing than right now.
“We’ll struggle for the residing by highlighting the preventable nature of most office incidents and ill-health, to advertise campaigns and union organisation within the struggle for enhancements in occupational security and well being in our totally different workplaces.”
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