Federal Government urges firms to curb casual employment
17 Nov, 2017
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has called on human resources managers in the private sector to curb the use of casual workers and ensure that workers are given full employment and equal opportunities. Dr Ngige said this at the 49th annual national conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria in Abuja.
The minister said failure to grant full employment and benefits to staff contravened of the International Labour Organisation Conventions. He said apart from doing the wishes of the employers, personnel managers should also protect the interests of workers, adding that most injustices perpetrated against employees were usually done through the human resources departments. The minister urged human resources managers to always open channels of dialogue between workers and employers.