NLC, TUC Summon Emergency Meeting

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have summoned an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to review the modalities of the planned strike following the brutal attack of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero.

The meeting will also review the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Federal Government and the Organized Labour on October 2, 2023, following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), which the Labour centres said has caused “untold hardship” to Nigerians.

The National Vice-President of the TUC, Tommy Etim, made this known in an interview on Tuesday afternoon.

He said, “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.”

Recall that organised labour, comprising the NLC and the TUC, on Friday, issued a five-day ultimatum over the earlier arrest of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, by the police in Owerri, Imo State, on Wednesday.

The labour centres 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.

Ajaero was brutally attacked during a state-wide protest in Imo on Wednesday.

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