Passengers Stranded as Railway Workers shut Operations

Passengers Stranded as Railway Workers shut Operations

Passengers who use rail services as means of transportation are currently stranded after employees of Nigerian Railway Corporation NRC, under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Railway Workers shut down operations across the country.

The Union workers, who are demanding salary increment and better welfare packages are currently protesting at the Mobolaji Johnson Train Station in Ebutte-Meta, Lagos.

The three-day warning strike which was declared by the Union will hold from Thursday, November 18 to Saturday, November 20, 2021.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had invited the labour unions to a meeting on Friday but ended in a deadlock.

Another follow-up meeting between the Board and Management of the NRC could not change the decision of the unions on the planned strike action.

General Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Railway Workers, Segun Esan, had earlier told Journalists that the mobilisations for the warning strike had been massive, adding that there was no going back.

The protesting workers at the Ebutte-Meta station carried placards, singing solidarity songs, and ensured that services were halted
It was gathered that the workers also turned back passengers who had come to the station with the hope of boarding a train to their various destinations.

 
Nneka Ukachukwu
Passengers Stranded as Railway Workers shut Operations

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