Just In: NLC,TUC Calls for ‘Extraordinary’ NEC Meeting Over Strike
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress leaders have called for an "extraordinary" meeting of the National Executive Council.
According to reports, Tommy Etim, National Vice President of the TUC, stated this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday.
As stated by Etim, the conference aims to examine the strike tactics following the brutalization of the NLC's National President, Joe Ajaero.
The conference will also go over the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Federal Government and the Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the subsidy, which the Labour centres claim has caused "untold hardship" for Nigerians.
He stated, “We will be holding an extraordinary NEC meeting any moment from now on on. The modalities include the injustice meted out on comrade Ajaero, the planned strike and the MOU signed with the Federal Government. More details will be revealed after the meeting.”
Recall that the organized labor issued a five-day ultimatum on Friday in response to Ajaero's earlier detention by police in Owerri, Imo State, on Wednesday.
The unions asked that the state's police commissioner be redeployed, as well as the arrest and prosecution of the government's aide accused of carrying out the attack.
They also vowed to stage a statewide strike if their demands were not granted within five days from Friday.
Ajaero was arrested by police ahead of Wednesday's state-wide demonstration in Imo. Benson Upah, the NLC's Head of Information, revealed this.