BREAKING: NLC, TUC to Embark on Indefinite Nationwide Strike from October 3

BREAKING: NLC, TUC to Embark on Indefinite Nationwide Strike from October 3

  • The NLC and TUC have declared an indefinite strike across Nigerian cities on October 3, 2023
  • The two labour unions told Nigerians to stockpile foodstuffs because the strike would shut down economic activities in the country
  • President of NLC, Joe Ajaero and the TUC leader, Festus Osifo, disclosed this after their separate emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja

FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have resolved to ground activities nationwide from Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

This follows what the Labour Unions tagged as the “failure” of the Bola Tinubu government to successfully implement policies to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), The Punch reported on Tuesday, September 26.

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NLC, TUC to ground activities nationwide

A source who was present at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Tuesday, accused the government of not being proactive.

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He said:

“So it is going to be a definite action this time around.”

It would be recalled that the 21-day ultimatum given by the NLC ended last week. Joe Ajaero, the national president of the NLC, had complained that “none of the demands put before the Federal Government had been addressed."

Meanwhile, according to Channels Television, Simon Lalong, the minister of labour and employment, Simon Lalong has appealed to the NLC leadership to shelve the planned strike. Lalong assured them that the federal government is determined to address the concerns raised.

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Earlier, reported that leaders of the NLC and the TUC held a press briefing.

Between Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, 6, 2023, NLC, without the TUC, went on a two-day warning strike to urge the government to address the mass painful suffering of Nigerians, particularly workers.

NLC mobilises for strike also reported that the NLC mobilised its state chapters and affiliate unions for a nationwide strike over the recent fuel subsidy removal.

The development is due to the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum given to the federal government to provide palliatives to cushion the effects.


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