The Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC) said it will embark on a planned strike from Tuesday, 14th November, as earlier mentioned.
Fesus Osifo, President of the Trade Union Congress, made the declaration on Monday in Abuja.
Osifo, who recalled the conditions given to the federal government, said the government has failed to meet its conditions to avert the strike
” We said those who brutalized our President should be relieved of their jobs and prosecuted.”
Osifo said, they also gave an additional one week and embarked on a picketing of some instructions.
The NLC and other unions had on November 7, resolved to declare a nationwide strike by Tuesday, November 14, if their demands were not met.
Recall that suspected agents of the state and security operatives had descended on Ajaero alongside other labour leaders smashing their vehicles, inflicting injuries on them and dispossessing handsets, money, ATM cards among other valuables from the Labour leaders and others who had gathered at the NLC State secretariat to begin a scheduled protest on November 1, over pending Labour issues.
The NLC President, other national leaders of NLC and their TUC, counterparts, were at the NLC state Secretariat in Owerri to protest among other grievances, the backlog of unpaid salaries and allowances, Pensions, gratuities and non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act.
Osifo said the strike would remain until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility.”