NURTW Urges Members Of UTQEN Not To Cause Crisis In Delta State
The Delta state council of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has urged members of Union of Tipper and Quarry Employers of Nigeria (UTQEN) to avoid anything that will lead to crisis in the state.
Secretary of NURTW in the state, Comrade Anthony Igwebuike, made the call on Tuesday in Asaba while reacting to statements made by the leadership of UTQEN that they were recognized by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
According to Comrade Igwebuike, “NURTW has been in existence for a long time with clear line of functions to the Nigerian nation, we are law abiding with recognized motor parks in different parts of Delta state and the country, we are not against the registration of any union, what we are against is for UTQEN to plan to take over our motor parks, that one will lead to crisis in the state which we are doing everything to avoid.
“Section 16 of Trade Union Act made it clear that all workers engaged in transportation of passengers and goods by road, belong to NURTW, UTQEN was not mentioned at all in the Trade Union Act, we know that this is a political period and no politician should believe that a union will be used to destabilise the peace we are currently enjoying in our state,” he said.
Comrade Igwebuike continued: “Members of UTQEN should read their constitution, their constitution clearly specified their functions in the society, where they should operate and how they should relate with other trade unions, UTQEN members should operate at quarry sites, they have no business in motor parks, we don’t even have much of quarry activities in Delta state, so, why do they want to cause trouble in our state?”
The NURTW scribe stated that members of NURTW have being sensitized to watch out for activities that could lead to crisis, stating that such would be nipped in the bud to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order.