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Labour, civil society groups reaffirm Monday strikeNigeria

Labour, civil society groups reaffirm Monday strikeNigeria
Barring any rapprochement, Monday next week has been fixed by Labour to begin a nation-wide strike to protest against Federal Government ordered

It then resolved to begin a mass mobilisation of the Nigerian people, professional groups, religious organisations, market women, the informal sector and the Congress civil society allies towards total compliance to the indefinite strike action.On his part, Olaleye, while advising Nigerians to stockpile foodstuffs that will last for weeks, asked for the understanding of the people in the informal sector to bear with labour movement while the industrial action lasted.We want to use this opportunity to call on Nigerians, especially those in the informal sector to bear with us while the industrial action lasts.The President of TUC, Quadri Olaleye, and Secretary General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, said TUC resolved to collaborate with the NLC and civil society allies to achieve maximum effect.

He said: “The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, after an exhaustive meeting held to review its mobilisation strategies on the forthcoming strike to protest fuel hike and electricity tariff, resolved that the Congress was going to work in collaboration with its sister labour centre, the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Civil Society allies to execute the strike.It had, on September 16 after appraising recent increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and the increase in electricity tariff, said the increases were ill-timed and insensitive to the sufferings Nigerians were going through, especially in the wake of the socio-economic dislocations occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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