BREAKING: NLC Ends 2-Day Warning Strike, Issues Fresh Directive to Workers

BREAKING: NLC Ends 2-Day Warning Strike, Issues Fresh Directive to Workers

  • Organised labour has listened to the federal government's plea and has therefore ended its two-day strike
  • The NLC called off its industrial action on Wednesday, September 6, and urged workers nationwide to resume work on Thursday, September 7
  • NLC President, Joe Ajaero, who confirmed the development in a statement, disclosed that 'a significant stride was achieved' so far

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday, September 6, directed civil servants to go back to work after the completion of the two-day warning strike called to protest against the state of the nation.

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NLC asks workers to resume work after a two-day warning strike. Photo credit: Daddy D.O @DOlusegun
Source: Twitter

The union, in a statement on Wednesday, asked its members across the country to resume work on Thursday, September 7, The Cable reported.

In the statement, NLC President, Joe Ajaero, commended Nigerian workers for participating in the strike, saying a significant stride was achieved, Channels TV report added.

“As we mark the end of the two-day nationwide warning strike today, at the stroke of midnight, we earnestly call upon you all to gracefully conclude the strike and return to work tomorrow, in accordance with our initial agreement,” the statement reads.

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"Timing of NLC warning strike suspicious" - Reno Omokri insists

Ex-aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has insisted that the timing of the two-day warning strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is 'suspicious'.

The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party made this known via a post shared on his X page (formerly known as Twitter) on Monday, September 4, 2023.

Earlier, organised labour announced it would embark on a warning strike on Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6, to drive home its demand for the federal government to address the untold hardship occasioned by the fuel subsidy removal.

Videos emerge as NLC, workers fight in Ondo over warning strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and some workers in Ondo state have engaged in physical combat over the enforcement of the 2-day warning strike.

The NLC had declared a 2-day warning strike following the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.

In an attempt to enforce compliance, NLC officials were seen in videos shared by @TheNationNews, chasing workers from their offices and, in another scene, whipping and even fighting with workers who turned up at their place of work.


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