Organised labour has directed its members to commence nationwide strike over the assault on Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Joe Ajaero, starting from midnight of Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
Comprising Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, the body said all affiliate unions of the two labour centres had been directed to implement the resolutions of the joint National Executive Council of TUC and NLC.
Addressing reporters at Labour House, Abuja, the President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said the strike would remain until “governments at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”
Mr. Osifo specifically said the organised labour was baffled that despite an ultimatum given to the government, the Area Commander that led attacks on Ajaero was yet to be sacked from the police force and prosecuted.
The TUC also berated the Federal Government for not condemning the criminal attack on NLC president, adding that instead of that, some government officials continued to blast labour leaders publicly.
The labour leader also wondered why the police were yet to arrest and prosecute the leader of an alleged killer squad.