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NLC, TUC Threaten National Strike from November 14

NLC, TUC Threaten National Strike from November 14 

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have threatened to halt economic activity across the country on November 14 in response to NLC President Joe Ajaero’s kidnapping and attack last week.

Additionally, the congresses have mandated that Imo State be shut down and that services be immediately discontinued starting at midnight today.

In addition to ordering the immediate cessation of all flights into and out of Imo State as well as the supply of fuel and electricity, they also urged employees and affiliates to guarantee compliance.

Speaking yesterday at a joint meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja, Festus Osifo, President of the TUC, and Adewale Adeyanju, Deputy President of the NLC, stated that both unions had attempted to influence the government but had been unsuccessful.

In addition to the action in Imo, they stated that workers throughout the federation would stop providing services by Tuesday, November 14, at midnight, if all demands are not satisfied.

The unions talked about Ajaero’s kidnapping and the violence he and other workers who had gathered at the NLC Imo State secretariat suffered.

They claimed that the Imo State government, acting on the governor’s orders and working with the Nigeria Police, was responsible for the acts.

They claimed that the choice to start an industrial action in Imo was made solely in accordance with a previous resolution.

The unions claim that the government has consistently broken agreements, most notably the one that was made between the government and organized labor on January 9, 2021.

They claimed that the state owed salary arrears and that some employees had been wrongfully branded as “ghost workers,” resulting in 20 months of unpaid wages.

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