Hardship: Nigerian Labour Unions, NLC and TUC, Firm on Nationwide Strike

Leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have reiterated their stance on the 14-day nationwide strike notice against the President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government.

During a meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, led by Minister of State for Labour, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, on Monday, the labour leaders emphasized that only the government’s action on the 15-point agreement reached on October 2, 2023, could avert the planned strike.

Despite the minister’s plea to shelve the strike, citing ongoing efforts to address labour demands, the labour leaders remained resolute.

“We made it clear to the minister and her team that our ultimatum stands. The strike can only be averted if the government honors the agreement reached previously,” one labour leader stated.

While the meeting didn’t yield a breakthrough, it opened channels for further dialogue. The labour leaders reiterated their commitment to the ultimatum, citing widespread suffering and poverty nationwide.

This move comes after NLC and TUC leaders issued a 14-day strike notice on February 8, expressing frustration over the government’s apparent indifference to the country’s mass suffering and hardship, despite efforts to maintain industrial peace.

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