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.
“Consequently, all affiliates and state councils of NLC/TUC are directed to issue circulars for maximum compliance and these circulars be made available to the National Secretariats or posted to the NEC and WC Whatsapp platforms.
“While we shall update you with developments as they unfold, do remain assured of our commitment to Nigerian workers and people.”
The strike is 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 of the pending labour issues in Imo State.