The National Vice-President of the Trade Unoin Congress, Tommy Etim, on Tuesday afternoon, said the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have summoned what he described as an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting.
Etim who made this known while speaking with a journalist, said the meeting is to review the modalities of the planned strike following the brutalisation of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero.
He also said they will review the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Federal Government and the Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit which the Labour centres said has caused “untold hardship” to Nigerians.
He stated, “We will be holding an extraordinary NEC meeting any moment from now. The modalities include the injustice meted upon comrade Ajaero, the planned strike and the MOU signed with the Federal Government. More details will be revealed after the meeting.”
It would be recalled that the organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, had issued a five-day ultimatum to the FG over the earlier arrest of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, by the police in Owerri, Imo State, on Wednesday.
After the arrest, the labour leaders demanded the redeployment of the commissioner of police in the state and the arrest and prosecution of the aide of the government who was alleged to have perpetrated the attack.
The unions also threatened to embark on a nationwide industrial action if their demands were not met in five days from Friday.
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