The Tinubu-led federal government should focus its policies on ending or significantly reducing the use of contract and casual workers in Nigeria, according to the Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (CANMPSSAN).
According to the Daily Independent, Comrade Segun David, the national president of the group, characterised casual work as often being temporary, with uncertain wages, long hours, and no job security, while speaking at the third quadrennial national delegates’ conference, which was themed, Repositioning the manufacturing industry for positive sectorial growth in the present Nigerian economy.
Organisational labour and civil society groups may work together to make the matter a reality, according to the labour leader, who also suggested that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s FG should push it vigorously.
In the broader global context, where more jobs are created through outsourcing or labour agencies and respectable work is rejected, the rise of casual employment is becoming a global trend.
Working casually typically entails working long hours for low pay with no guarantee of future employment.
Workers now bear all the risks in a business relationship rather than a labour one, thanks to the rise of irregular work. In reality, the business owner is looking for ways to save money at any cost, even treating human capital like a cog in a machine.
Government measures should aim to end or significantly reduce casualization, according to our trade union organisation. We need to work closely with civil society organisations and organised labour to make this a reality.
jobless remained the nation’s top concern, according to the trade union, which also urged the government to address the rising jobless rate.
Instead of the current state of jobless growth, the goal of National Development should be to manage the economy to foster job-led growth.
There are a lot of recent grads and other talented young people in our nation who are out and about looking for work. There has been no return on the government’s prompt pledges to increase employment.
The government’s release of misleading job data that appear solely in newspapers as part of their attempt to politicise the unemployment issue is deeply troubling.
There would be 350 million people living in Nigeria if the current rate of population increase continues until 2060, when our nation celebrates 100 years of independence.
The impending problems cannot be adequately addressed at this time due to the lack of a policy.
We must take immediate action. To help the organised private sector step up and drive the process of job creation, the current administration should think about different opportunities that will be appealing to businesses and encourage industrialization. This will allow the private sector to collaborate on the provision and expansion of infrastructures at all levels.