NLC to start strike this midnight

NLC to start strike this midnight

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NLC to start strike this midnight

NLC Strikes

NLC to start strike this midnight. The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria on Monday ordered their affiliates to withdraw their services nationwide from midnight on November 14, 2023.

TUC President Festus Osifo made the announcement while speaking to press in Abuja on Monday.

Osifo said the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”

The strike is also to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and some other executives of the congress in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1, as well as the pending labour issues in Imo State.

Ajaero was arrested by the police ahead of a state-wide protest in Imo, as disclosed by the NLC’s Head of Information, Benson Upah.

Although the police denied arresting Ajaero, stating that he was merely taken into protective custody to prevent a mob attack, the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, accused the labour leader of meddling in the political affairs of the state.


The Organised Labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have written their affiliates such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, National Union of Electricity Employees, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics among others ahead of the planned nationwide strike scheduled to begin midnight, November 14,2023.

The letter to the affiliates was jointly signed by the National Zecretary of the NLC, Emmanuel Ugboaja and the Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress, Nuhu Toro.

The letter read, “In furtherance to the decision of the Joint National Executive Council  of NLC and TUC, all workers in Nigeria are hereby directed to withdraw their services effective 12midnight today, November 13, 2023.

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