BREAKING: Strike Looms as NLC, TUC Summon ‘Extraordinary’ NEC Meeting

BREAKING: Strike Looms as NLC, TUC Summon ‘Extraordinary’ NEC Meeting

  • The Organised Labour are following up on their threat to embark on a nationwide strike over the beating of NLC President, Joe Ajaero
  • The NLC and TUC leaders are currently in an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting
  • The NEC meeting is to review modalities about the proposed strike, signed MOU with FG after fuel subsidy removal journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have summoned an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

The National Vice-President of the TUC, Tommy Etim, disclosed this in an interview with The Punch on Tuesday, November 7.

NLC, TUC Summon ‘Extraordinary’ NEC Meeting
NLC, TUC summon NEC meeting over proposed strike Photo Credit: @NLCHeadquarters
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Etim said the NEC meeting will look at modalities of the planned strike following the brutalisation of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Federal Government and the Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, after fuel subsidy removal.

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“We will be holding an extraordinary NEC meeting any moment from now. The modalities include the injustice meted upon comrade Ajaero, the planned strike and the MOU signed with the Federal Government. More details will be revealed after the meeting.”

Police arrest NLC President, Ajaero in Imo

Meanwhile, reported that Ajaero was arrested at the NLC secretariat by the police in Owerri, Imo state, on Wednesday, November 1.

The Head of Media at the NLC Headquarters, Benson Uper, who confirmed Ajaero’s arrest said, “President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero was picked up a few minutes ago from NLC state council secretariat by heavily armed policemen in Owerri and taken to an unknown destination.”

Workers declare nationwide strike over beating of NLC President

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NLC and TUC announced a plan to embark on a nationwide strike over the beating and abduction of Ajaero.

According to the statement, the strike would hold on Wednesday, November 8.

Organised Labour Lists Conditions to Avoid Nationwide Strike

Organised labour listed some conditions that must be met by the federal government to avoid a nationwide strike following the attack on Ajaero.

NLC and TUC said the Imo Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Barde, should be deployed out of the state immediately.

Ajaero to be flown abroad for medical care

The NLC publicity secretary, Benson Upah, said Ajaero could not be treated at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri because of the nature of the injuries he sustained during the scuffle.

Upah said, hence, the NLC President would be flown abroad for medical treatment


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