NLC, TUC declare nationwide strike


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterparts, have resolved to commence the planned nationwide strike from midnight today.

The strike is to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero and others in Owerri, Imo State on November 1, as well of the pending labour issues in Imo State.

Vanguard report that, “They had on November 7, resolved to declare a nationwide strike by Tuesday, November 14, if their demands were not met”.

Recall that suspected agents of the state and security operatives had descended on Ajaero alongside other.

Labour leaders set their cars on fire, hurting the drivers, and taking away belongings including phones, cash, and ATM cards from them and other attendees at the NLC State secretariat before of their planned November 1 protest against unresolved labour concerns.

Along with other issues, the NLC President, other national leaders, and their TUC counterparts gathered at the NLC state secretariat in Owerri to protest non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act, pensions, gratuities, and the backlog of unpaid wages and allowances.

Outrage and condemnation of Ajaero’s and others’ attack, brutalization, and beating have persisted throughout the nation and abroad.

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