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Labour To Proceed On Strike Tomorrow Over Fuel Price Hike

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  • THE Nigeria Labour Congress,NLC and the Trade

    Union Congress,TUC have resolved to proceed

    mobilise workers to begin indefinite

    strike,tomorrow over fuel hike. The workers’ action,according to Vanguard source,

    is to take effect from 12 midnight today. This was the resolution of the union at its National

    Executive Council,NEC meeting, held today,at the

    NLC headquarters in Abuja.


    Although,newsmen, who waited anxiously to be

    briefed of the development at the meeting,were left

    unattended to,a source told Vanguard that the

    workers’ unions resolved to proceed on an

    indefinite strike,beginning from 12 midnight. The source said the unions took the decision to

    mobilise workers on strike,after exhaustive

    deliberations on last week’s fuel hike by the federal

    government and the attendant consequences on

    the Nigerian workers and the general public. “Our decision not to suspend the strike was further

    fuelled by today’s injunction by the Industrial

    Court,restraining us from proceeding on the strike

    expected to begin tomorrow,”the source who said. He disclosed that the two bodies were still studying

    development and may not honour the meeting

    expected with the government at the office of the

    Secretary to the Government of the Federation this

    evening. Vanguard gathered that the factional NLC,led by the

    General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity

    Employees,Joe Ajaero, may not join the strike. He had hinted yesterday that his leadership was not

    favourably disposed to embarking on the strike. As at the time of filing this report, the leadership of

    the NLC and the TUC were yet to turn up for

    continuation of the meeting which was adjourned

    earlier.


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