NLC’s Planned Strike Suffers Major Setback…Read Details

Going by the climate of events in Nigeria, the leadership of the NLC seems not to be getting the required support to go ahead with the strike.

The proposed plan of Nigerian’s labour unions to cripple economic activities starting Wednesday over a recent fuel hike, has suffered a major setback.

According to a report, there is confusion among the ranks of the unions. It’s believed that its planned strike may be scuttled by its affiliates as well as civil society organisations in the country.

Some of the unions say they can’t be coerced into the activity by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.

“Let it be known that Movement Against Corruption and Injustice (MACI) in all our state branches will not join state labour union to participate in the protest without official invitation to any meeting where strategies and line of action would be discussed,”
Bankole Solomon, a major stakeholder, said.

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), which is an umbrella body for private-sector workers, as well as the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) have also said they would not participate in the strike.

In addition, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), and other organizations are pilling pressure on the unions not to go ahead with the proposed strike.

NLC announced its decision to “Occupy Nigeria” after the federal government hiked the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre last week.

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