Strike: Labour Leaders Chase Out FIRS Staff With Cane, Shut Down Lagos Office

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Members of the labour union on Monday shut down the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Lagos, while enforcing the nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TCU over the minimum wage proposal.

BELLNEWS reports that the NLC and TUC commenced a nationwide industrial action on Monday in protest against the N60,000 minimum wage proposal of the Federal Government.

In the photos which emerged online, members of the labour union were captured with canes chasing FIRS staff out of the Agidingbi, Ikeja, office.

Workers Shut Nigerian Ports Amid Nationwide Strike

Meanwhile, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has ceased port operations nationwide in adherence to the strike directive issued by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC.

An official from the Union who spoke to Vanguard, stated that apart from the Lagos ports, all other port installations in Port Harcourt, Warri, Onne, Calabar, and various other locations have been closed.

The official mentioned that the ports would remain closed until further directives from the national leadership of organized labor.

Similarly, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has announced that its workers have deliberately shut down Nigeria’s power grid as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) strike begins.

The TCN spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement on Monday morning titled “Grid shutdown: Union Deliberately shuts down the National Grid,” said labour unions shut down some of its transmission substations.

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