Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given a 7-day strike ultimatum nationwide to protest the removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government.
This was disclosed in a communique co-signed by the NLC President, Joe Ajaero; and the union’s General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja dated the 25th of July, 2023 and made available to newsmen today.
The Congress said the Federal Government has shown enormous disdain and contempt for the Nigerian people and have declared a war of attrition on Nigerian workers and masses.
They threatened to lead and organise mass protest rallies across the nation to demonstrate outrage against the inhuman actions and policies of the government.
It would be recalled that President Bola Tinubu had, during his inauguration on the 29th of May, announced the removal of fuel subsidy, an action that suddenly pushed up the price of the product.
The strike threat is coming a few hours after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) began an indefinite strike.
The doctors are demanding the implementation of a one-for-one replacement policy for healthcare workers, immediate payment of all salary arrears, implementation of a Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, and a new hazard allowance, among others.