Organised Labour Announces Press Conference Ahead of Nationwide Action

Labour’s Stand Against Injustice

Organised Labour, represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), is set to address the media in a press conference today, unveiling plans for a nationwide action in response to recent events.

A Call to Action: Labour’s Grievances

The NLC General Secretary, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja, conveyed the decision to hold a nationwide strike during a visit to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun.

This move follows an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting where leaders expressed their concerns and grievances.

Mobilisation in Motion: Uniting Labour Forces

With the announcement of the nationwide strike, the organised labour unions have swiftly initiated the mobilisation of members and allies across the country. This proactive approach signals a unified front in addressing the issues at hand.

Triggering Factors: Attack on NLC President and Demands

The catalyst for this nationwide action stems from the recent brutalisation of NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.

The Organised Labour placed blame on the former Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mohammed Barde, accusing him of complicity in the attack. Demands include Barde’s replacement and the arrest and prosecution of certain aides of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma.

Ultimatum and Consequences: Labour’s Firm Stand

Organised Labour had issued a five-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands. Frustrated by the lack of action, they are now prepared to take nationwide industrial action if their grievances are not addressed promptly.

Seeking Justice: Labour’s Appeal to the Inspector-General of Police

During the meeting with the IGP, Comrade Emmanuel Ugboaja urged the police to identify and apprehend those responsible for the attack on the NLC president.

The call for justice underscores the seriousness of the situation and the demand for accountability.

Conclusion: A Decisive Moment for Organised Labour

As Organised Labour gears up for a nationwide strike, the press conference serves as a platform to communicate their stance, articulate grievances, and emphasize the importance of justice in the face of recent attacks on their leaders.

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