The leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterparts, have declared an immediate and total strike in Imo State from midnight today, over last Wednesday’s attack on the NLC President, Joe AJaero, other labour leaders, among other issues.
Vanguard reported that the labour unions on Tuesday after the extraordinary National Executive Council meeting also resolved to declare a nationwide strike by Tuesday, November 14, if their demands are not met.
In a communique issued at the end of their joint National Executive Council, NEC, meeting, NLC and TUC directed all workers and affiliates to ensure compliance.
Reading the communique, Osifo said, “The NEC of all congresses frowned completely at what happened in Imo, it shouldn’t have happened.”
“For the President of the NLC leading workers to examine, protest the non-payment of salary of some of the workers in Imo, to protest the declaration of ghost workers when these people actually go to work every day and several issues that have bedeviled workers in Imo State”
According to the communique, all flights into and out of Imo State, fuel supplies and electricity will be stopped immediately as applicable.