The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly issued a notice of a nationwide strike to the Federal Government, effective in 14 days. This decision comes in response to the government’s failure to fulfill the 16-point agreement reached with organized labor on October 2, 2023.
Expressing their frustration, the leaders of NLC and TUC highlighted the government’s disregard for the well-being of citizens and workers despite efforts to maintain workplace harmony. They lamented the widespread suffering and hardship endured by Nigerians, stating that they had no choice but to resort to such measures.
In a statement released, NLC and TUC emphasized their disappointment in the government’s persistent neglect of welfare issues. They stressed the urgency of the situation and demanded that the Federal Government honor its commitments within the stipulated 14-day ultimatum, starting from February 9, 2024.
The labor unions warned that failure to meet their demands would result in nationwide strike action, further disrupting economic activities and drawing attention to the grievances of Nigerian workers and citizens.