Organised Labour Summons Extraordinary NEC Meeting

Organised Labour To Meet Gbajabiamila, Ministers Over Nationwide Strike

The leadership of Organised Labour has called for an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to review the modalities of the planned strike following the brutalisation of the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero.

The National Vice-President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Tommy Etim, made this known in an interview with the Punch on Tuesday afternoon.

Etim added that the purpose of the crucial meeting was to review the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Federal Government and Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, following the removal of fuel subsidy.

He said, “We will be holding an extraordinary NEC meeting any moment from now. The modalities include the injustice meted upon comrade Ajaero, the planned strike and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Federal Government on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, which the Labour centres said has caused untold hardship to Nigerians.

“More details will be revealed after the meeting.”

Recall that the organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, on Friday, issued a five-day ultimatum over the earlier arrest and torture of Ajaero by the police in Owerri, Imo State, on Wednesday.

The organised labour demanded the redeployment of the commissioner of police in the state and the arrest and prosecution of the aide of the government who was alleged to have led the attack.

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They also threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action if their demands were unmet in five days from Friday.

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