The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) on Thursday in Lagos called on both government and other employers of labour in the country to take advantage of the industrial policy to partner with workers to ensure sustainability of fair labour practices for the nation’s industrial sector to thrive in harmony.
Sunday Salako, ASSBIFI’s national president, who stressed the need for the implementation of the nation’s industrial policy, said in an interactive session with journalists that for peace and harmony to thrive in the industrial sector all stakeholders in the nation’s economy must work together in order to attract new investors to the country.
He said, “We call on both government and other employers of labour in the country to partner with the workers through transparent implementation of Nigeria’s industrial policy to guarantee the sustainability of fair labour practices for the nation’s industrial sector to thrive. This is because with sustainable industrial policy, Nigeria would be able to witness sustained, fair labour practices”.
According to him, the call was necessary now because governments around the world are increasingly strengthening labour institutions to play a leading role in the promotion of dialogue as an important reflex and to help raise the capacity of critical partners in national development agenda.
“We also call on both government and employers of labour to embrace dialogue with workers as social dialogue is an important element in industrial peace and harmony in workplace”, he affirmed