The Nigeria Labour Congress, or NLC, has said that on September 5 and 6, it will go on a two-day statewide warning strike until the Federal Government alleviates the painful suffering of the people.
This was said by NLC President Joe Ajaero to reporters after the National Executive Council (NEC) of the congress concluded on Friday in Abuja.
The decisions were achieved after lengthy consideration, Mr. Ajaero stated while reading the communiqué that was jointly signed by Mr. Emmanuel Ugboaja, General Secretary of the Congress.
He claimed that the NEC decided during its meeting to start a complete and indefinite shutdown of the country within 14 working days, or 21 days from today.
“Until the government acts to address the terrible widespread suffering and poverty being experienced across the nation.
To start a two-day nationwide warning strike on Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6, in order to show that we are prepared to go on an indefinite strike later in the month.
“To additionally demand that the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) National Headquarters, which is being unjustly occupied by the State, be released.
To organize a large-scale protest and rally in Imo by the end of September in anticipation of a protracted state closure.
“This is to compel the State government to stop the abuse and violation of the rights and privileges of workers and trade unions in the state,” he stated.