The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has embarked on a protest in Lagos over the ban on the operations of its affiliate union, the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), by the state government.
The union members gathered at the muster point in Ikeja for the one-day protest which they say will lead to the withdrawal of service.
Clad in their signature yellow outfits, they walked from the Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) axis amid heavy security presence. They terminated the walk in Alausa.
According to the union, all affiliate bodies of TUC including the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Association of Senior Staff of Banks, insurance and financial institutions among others are expected to join the action.
However, in its response, the Lagos State Government says the protest is not needed, and that the unionists should embrace dialogue.Follow us on social media