NLC and TUC Announce Nationwide Indefinite Strike from October 3

NLC and TUC Announce Nationwide Indefinite Strike from October 3

Labor Unions’ Joint Announcement

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria have jointly declared an indefinite strike set to commence on October 3.

Warning of Economic Shutdown

During a press briefing held in Abuja, NLC President Joe Ajaero and TUC President Festus Osifo cautioned Nigerians to stockpile essential food items in preparation for the strike.

They emphasized that the strike action would significantly disrupt economic activities across the country.

Reasons Behind the Strike

The labor unions attribute the decision to the alleged insensitivity of the government towards the suffering of Nigerians.

They point to the removal of petrol subsidy and the government’s perceived reluctance to implement effective palliative measures as key drivers of their decision to go on strike.

Petrol Subsidy Removal

The removal of the petrol subsidy has been a contentious issue, sparking protests and concerns about its impact on the cost of living for Nigerians.

Demand for Palliatives

The NLC and TUC are demanding that the government take concrete steps to address the economic challenges faced by Nigerians, particularly in the wake of subsidy removal.

They assert that the government’s lack of initiative in providing relief measures has left citizens in distress.

Economic Consequences

With the announcement of an indefinite strike, there are growing concerns about the potential economic consequences, including disruptions to businesses and daily life for Nigerians.

The labor unions are determined to press for their demands and have urged citizens to be prepared for the forthcoming strike.

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