The management of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has affirmed its preparedness to begin a three-day warning strike from Thursday, which would be immediately after their 2-day nationwide protest that begins today.
The NLC has also notified that it might make the proposed three-day warning strike indefinite if federal government fails to resolve its protracted industrial dispute with public university workers that downed tools over five months ago.
Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress are protesting in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital, in solidarity with the strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The protest which is currently holding is also an opportunity for the NLC to bring attention to other issues affecting the nation.
Branches of the Rivers State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have orchestrated a solidarity protest over the lingering strike by university teachers.
Members of the NLC have converged at the State headquarters of the Congress to stage the protest.
The number of protesters who stormed the street carrying fliers with several caption such as ‘Stop importation of petrol, refine the refineries’, ‘Nigeria at 60 years of independence, more hunger in the land’, amongst others.
The nationwide protest organised by the Nigeria Labour Congress is in solidarity with ASUU over the strike that clocked five months on July 14, 2022.
The Nigeria Labour Congress had on Monday directed workers in state capitals and Abuja to join the protest.
The police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have deployed personnel in critical infrastructure and facilities in response to the strike.
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