The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is set to initiate a two-day warning strike starting on Tuesday, September 5.
This strike is a demonstration of their discontent with the Federal Government’s handling of issues stemming from the removal of fuel subsidy.
The Congress threatened to go on an indefinite shutdown of the nation if the federal government fails to take steps to address the “excruciating mass suffering” being faced by Nigerians.
NLC president, Comrade Joe Ajaero addressed reporters at the end of the National Executive Council meeting of the Congress.
He said: “The NLC NEC resolved to embark on a total and indefinite shutdown of the nation within 14 working days or 21 days from today until steps are taken by the government to address the excruciating mass suffering and impoverishment being experienced around the country.
“To commence a 2-day nationwide warning strike on Tuesday & Wednesday the 5th & 6th of September, 2023 to demonstrate our readiness for the indefinite strike later in the month and to also demand that the State vacates the illegally occupied National Headquarters of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).
“To embark on a mass protest and rally in Imo State within this month of September 2023 in preparation for a major shutdown of the state to compel the state government to stop the abuse and violation of the rights and privileges of workers and trade unions in the state.”Follow us on social media