The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria will commence an indefinite strike on October 3, 2023.
NLC president Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, president of TUC, said this after their separate Emergency National Executive Council (INEC), meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
In a communique read by the two presidents, the indefinite strike was attributed to the government’s alleged insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians following the withdrawal of petrol subsidies.
In addition, the decision to go on an indefinite strike was made as a result of persistent unwillingness and a total lack of initiative.
The two unions also urged their state chapters to organize nationwide protests.
Earlier, on Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, June 6, 2023, the NLC engaged in a two-day warning strike.
Simon Lalong, Minister of Labour and Employment, has appealed to the NLC leadership to halt the planned strike. Lalong reassured them that the Federal Government will resolve their concerns.