Migeria: Labour insists on strike
By John Eche
Organised labour in Nigeria acting under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC is insisting that its planned nationwide strike called to protest the latest increases in fuel price and electricity tariffs in the country would go on until its demands are met.
This is even as the government through the Ministry of Labour and the House of Representatives is piling pressure on the labour leaders to call off the action.
A meeting involving both parties was scheduled to hold tonight and The Difference would dutifully keep you posted on its outcome.
The strike action, which has seen labour leaders hold several mobilisation sessions in Abuja and several other cities in the country would signal one of the first major public disagreements between labour and the Muhammadu Buhari administration since the administration commenced its second term in office.
There has been widespread public denunciation of the increases, with many saying that its timing clearly demonstrated that the government was insensitive to the plight of ordinary Nigerians who are also having to battle the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the very harsh economic conditions in the country.
NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba