Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, along with the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, have issued a 14-day notice of a nationwide strike ultimatum to the Federal Government.
The warning comes against the backdrop of the Federal government’s failure to carry out the 16-point agreement between organized labour (NLC and TUC) and the Federal Government on October 2, 2023.
The Labour leaders say despite the diligent efforts of organized labour to promote harmony in the workplace, the government appears unaffected by the widespread suffering and hardship.
A joint statement by NLC and TUC reads in part ; “It is regrettable that we are compelled to resort to such measures, but the persistent neglect of the welfare of citizens and Nigerian workers and the massive hardship leave us with no choice.
Constrained by this development and recognizing the urgency of the situation and the imperative of ensuring the protection and defense of the rights and dignity of Nigerian workers and citizens, the NLC and TUC hereby issue a stern ultimatum to the Federal Government to honor their part of the understanding within 14 days from tomorrow, the 9th day of February 2024.”