The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have directed its members to commence a nationwide strike on Monday night (today) over the recent assault by the Nigerian police and the Imo State government on NLC president, Joe Ajaero.
The organised labour directed its affiliates to implement the resolutions of the National Executive Council.
The President of TUC, Festus Osifo, who addressed reporters on Monday, November 13, said the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”
CANDIDREPORTERS.COM earlier reported that the NLC and the TUC issued a notice to embark on a nationwide strike over the ill-treatment of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero during the workers’ protest in Imo State.
The notice was issued at a press conference by leaders of the NLC and TUC, asking the President Bola Tinubu-led government to immediately sack the Commissioner of Police in Imo State and the Area Commander, among other officials, for their alleged complicity in the brutalisation and humiliation of Comrade Ajaero and other workers
Recall that operatives of the Nigerian Police Force arrested Ajaero while organising a rally to protest against stalled wage payments for workers in the state.
It was also reported that the police denied arresting Joe Ajaero during a protest in Imo State.