The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have declared a nationwide strike.
NLC and TUC announced a total nationwide strike to take effect from next Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
The agreement was reached by the two unions’ leaderships on Tuesday, November 7, in Abuja following an unusual meeting of the National Executive Council.
This move by the Organised Labour follows the brutalisation of NLC National President, Joe Ajaero last week at a protest in Imo State.
The Imo state commissioner of police, Mohammed Barde, was accused by the Organised Labour of participating in the recent attack on Ajaero, in Owerri.
In addition to accusing Governor Hope Uzodimma, who is up for reelection, for the attack on Ajaero, Organized Labor gave the Federal Government a five-day ultimatum last Friday to replace the police commissioner. However, the governor later claimed he had no involvement in the attack on the labour leader.