BREAKING NLC to shut down Nigeria’s economy, declares warning strike over hardship by citizens
The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress has concluded plans to embark on a two-day warning strike, beginning from September 5 to 6th, 2023.
President of NLC who handed down the threat, in Abuja on Friday, warned that the union would mobilise its affiliates to embark on indefinite strike if the federal government does not take steps to address the excruciating pains Nigerians face at the moment.
Ajaero said the union arrived at the decision after a National Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
Beyond the strike threats, NLC has accused the federal government of meddling in the union’s affairs, especially the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
The union equally lamented that the masses were going through pains following the removal of fuel subsidy, lamenting that there is nothing tangible to ameliorate the suffering of the masses.
“We have resolved to embark on a total and indefinite shutdown of the nation within 14 working days or 21 days from today Until steps are taken by the government to address the excruciating mass suffering and impoverishment being experienced around the country.
“We will commence a 2-day nationwide warning strike on Tuesday & Wednesday the 5th & 6th of September, 2023 to demonstrate our readiness for the indefinite strike later in the month and to also demand that the State vacates the illegally occupied National Headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
“We also resolved to embark on a mass protest and rally in Imo State within this month of September 2023 in preparation for a major shutdown of the state to compel the state government to stop the abuse and violation of the rights and privileges of workers and trade unions in the state.
“We are set to begin the shutdown of the operations of Airpeace Airline and other companies in the Aviation sector that are involved in serial violation of the rights of workers in the sector to freedom of Association and to collectively bargain and Organise,” Ajaero stated on Friday.