NLC and TUC’s Urgent Meeting on Strike

NLC and TUC’s Urgent Meeting on Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have called for an urgent National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. This meeting is in response to recent events, including the brutalization of NLC President Joe Ajaero and the removal of the fuel subsidy, which has caused hardship for Nigerians.

Reasons for the Urgent NEC Meeting

The NLC and TUC are convening this meeting to review the plans for the upcoming strike. They also want to address the injustice suffered by NLC President Joe Ajaero. Additionally, they will revisit the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Federal Government and Organized Labor on October 2, 2023, regarding the fuel subsidy removal.

Background of the Strike

The organized labor issued a five-day ultimatum after the police in Owerri, Imo State, arrested NLC President Joe Ajaero. The unions demanded the redeployment of the state’s commissioner of police and the arrest and prosecution of a government aide who allegedly attacked Ajaero. They warned that if their demands were not met within five days, a nationwide strike would take place.

 

Arrest of NLC President

Joe Ajaero was arrested by the police before a planned protest in Imo State. This information was disclosed by Benson Upah, the NLC’s Head of Information.

NLC President In Critical After Brutal Assault

Conclusion

The urgent NEC meeting will address these important issues, and more details will be revealed after the meeting takes place.

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