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 acknowledged that this was vital coming on the epoch of the worldwide combat towards the virus.
In accordance with him,”The contribution of frontline employees, particularly healthcare employees, is a formidable buffer between deaths in hundreds and deaths in thousands and thousands.
“On a regular basis, our healthcare employees courageously dare the stare of dying in selfless service to rescue the lives of others.
“The itemizing of occupational well being and security as a elementary 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; ample and High quality Private Safety Tools (PPEs) for employees on the office.”
Whereas labour expects actions on these calls for, Wabba assured employees of its dedication to defending their security and well being at work each time.
Wabba mentioned, “There isn’t any higher day to reveal our readiness to combat for the dwelling than at this time.
“We’ll combat for the dwelling by highlighting the preventable nature of most office incidents and ill-health, to advertise campaigns and union organisation within the combat for enhancements in occupational security and well being in our totally different workplaces.”