Blackout, Naira Scarcity Loom As Electricity, Bank Workers, Others Join Labour Strike

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Electricity and bank workers have joined the industrial action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, the NLC shared circulars by the affiliate unions who have indicated their compliance with the strike, which began at midnight to protest the assault on its President, Joe Ajaero.

Some of the unions that have joined the strike include the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP).

Others are the National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), the National Union of Electricity Employees, the Academic Staff Union of  Universities (ASUU), and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), among others.

Recall that the Organised Labour on Monday directed its members to commence mobilisation for a nationwide strike over the assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero.

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Addressing journalists at the NLC National Secretariat in Abuja, President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said the strike would remain until the governments at all levels wake up to their responsibility.

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He, therefore, directed its affiliates to implement the resolutions of the National Executive Council (NEC).

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In other news, Workers unions in the Aviation industry have failed to participate in the indefinite nationwide strike by the Organised Labour.

Speaking on the matter, the General Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Comrade Ocheme Aba, said the unions in the aviation sector would not participate in the strike immediately.

In a chat with Nairametrics, the NUATE scribe stated that if the strike lingered for too long, the unions might join the action in the coming days.

He said: None of us (aviation unions) is joining the action immediately. But, we will look at how events unfold to know if we will join the action later, but as it stands, we are not joining in the action immediately.”

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