December 6, 2023

NLC, TUC declare nationwide strike, vow to cripple activities in Imo

Organized Labour unions have declared a total and indefinite strike across Nigeria starting from Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, disclosed this after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

The labour unions had vowed to embark on a nationwide industrial action following an attack on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero in Imo State last week.

President of TUC, Festus Osifo, while appearing on Channels television said the unions have agreed to withdraw their services from Imo State starting Wednesday, November 8.

“Both NEC of the Unions decided with effect from this night, we will start the withdrawal of service across the board in Imo State.

“Flight operations, electricity, and supply of Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) will be shut down.

“Because for us, what was done in Imo State to Joe Ajaero was barbaric and fundamentally wrong against all norms and principles.

“Tomorrow, Thursday, Friday and through the weekend. Then, if the Government refuses to heed our demands, we will call for a total shutdown on Tuesday”, he said.

The unions also demanded the restoration of their confiscated properties, the implementation of all outstanding industrial relations issues previously agreed upon, and the treatment of other workers and journalists who had experienced inhumane treatment by the police.

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