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All Nigeria Latest News reports that Organised Labour including Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) has declared a nationwide strike over the beating of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Joe Ajaero in Owerri last week.

The organised labour on Monday directed workers to stay off work starting from Tuesday.

The decision contradicts the ruling of the National Industrial Court, which had prohibited the Labour from engaging in a strike.

All Nigeria Latest News had reported that Ajaero, the NLC president, had led workers to protest against the Imo State Government where violence broke out.

The NLC President said he was handed over to thugs allegedly by a police officer and was “beaten like a common criminal.”

One of the demands put forth by Organised Labour was the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in Imo State.

President of TUC, Festus Osifo while speaking with newsmen after a joint National Executive Council meeting on Monday said all affiliates of the two labour centres had been mobilised to ensure the success of the strike.

The TUC boss said the strike would remain until “governments at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”

Osifo said: “We demanded that the Area Commander that led the Police to carry out the brutalisation should be relieved of his duties and prosecuted. We asked also that Governor Hope Uzodinma’s SA on Special Duties, Chinasa Nwaneri, who everyone knew led the touts should also be arrested and prosecuted. Our list of demands is in the public domain.

“We gave an ultimatum that initially expired Wednesday last week. But on the eve of that expiration, we had a joint session of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria. We looked at the time we gave and felt as responsible pan – Nigeria organisations, that we should give additional one week to see if the government will be responsive.

“And in order to further draw the attention of the government we had the picketing session last week Thursday but instead of the government to come out strongly, to condemn this criminality, instead of the government to speak and stand on the side of justice, some people in government were rather running their mouth and making all kinds of statement.

“So the two labour centers have resolved to stand firmly by the decision of the joint National Executive Council meeting that was held last week Tuesday, that effective from 12 midnight on the 14th of November, we shall declare a nationwide strike. So effective midnight today, a nationwide strike is going to commence.

“All affiliates of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria and Nigeria Labour Congress, all State Councils of the two labour centres have been mobilised adequately. And this is going to be indefinite until governments at all levels wake up to their responsibility. This is the decision of the joint NEC of NLC and TUC and we are to carry it out to the latter.”

One thought on “NLC, TUC Declare Nationwide Strike”
  1. Na so God help my country,these is End time, Justice is disappearing in human vocabulary,so don’t be caught on aware .you can see why everything is done anyhow in the globe .No law or Treaty’s matter Again

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