Pandemonium as Hoodlums attack NLC members enforcing strike action

Pandemonium as Hoodlums attack NLC members enforcing strike action

Hoodlums attacked members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) enforcing the indefinite strike in Jos, Plateau State’s capital.

The NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) initiated the nationwide strike on Monday, demanding the federal government accept their proposed N494,000 minimum wage.

While enforcing the strike in Jos, touts at a private transport company attacked some NLC members, resulting in hospitalizations.

Addressing the media, Plateau NLC Vice Chairman Sunday Ayodele explained, “As soon as the touts at the park saw us arriving at the gate, they started throwing stones at us, mistaking us for members of the NURTW.”

He said: “Unknown to us, there is a pending dispute between the private transport company and NURTW Jos. And the touts in the park simply descended on our members. Before we could understand the reason for the attack, the touts had injured 4 members of NLC.

“It took the intervention of the security agencies for calm to be restored at the park. We had to withdraw our enforcement team from the park to allow peace to reign.”

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