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NLC, TUC call emergency meeting over assault on president, impending strike

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NLC, TUC call emergency meeting over assault on president, impending strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have called for an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

Tommy Etim, the National Vice-President of the TUC, made this announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting is set to reassess the planned strike in response to the recent assault on the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero.

It will also revisit the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Federal Government and Organised Labour on October 2, 2023, after the removal of the petrol subsidy.

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“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,” Etim stated.

The organized labour had previously threatened a nationwide industrial action starting on Wednesday, November 8, to protest the attack on Comrade Joe Ajaero.

During a joint briefing with journalists in Abuja last Friday, the Unions presented a six-point demand, including the redeployment of the Imo State Commissioner of Police, to prevent the strike.

In the distressing incident, alleged state agents and security operatives assaulted Ajaero and other labour leaders, damaging their vehicles, causing injuries, and robbing them of phones, money, and ATM cards during a scheduled protest at the NLC State secretariat.

The NLC President and other national leaders of NLC and TUC were at the Owerri State Secretariat to protest several grievances, including unpaid salaries, allowances, pensions, gratuities, and non-compliance with the National Minimum Wage Act.

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