The labour leaders in the country said they took the decision following the “failure” of the Bola Tinubu government to successfully implement policies to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians following the removal of the subsidy on petrol.
According to NLC leader, there will be no retreat until the government respond and fulfill their promise.
It’s going to be a total shutdown … until government meets the demand of Nigerian workers, and in fact Nigerian masses,”
Why responding to some questions, the NLC Leader further reviewed that the union will be embarking on the strike along side other Unions.
“There are numerous labour unions in Nigeria, cutting across different sectors and they are ready to join”. He said.
The list of the labour unions that have announced they will join the strike.
1. Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)
Joe Ajaero, the national president of the NLC, complained that “none of the demands put before the federal government had been addressed.” The NLC is an umbrella body which houses unions for many industries, including nurses, road workers and printers.
2.Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI)
The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has also asked its members to join the strike.
ASSBIFI’s directive to its members, according to PM News, was issued by the Assistant General Secretary, Admin and Planning, Saka Adekunle and Head, International & Industrial Relations, Anthony Emeh.
This implies that banks may also not be in operation during the strike.
3. National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE)
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has also directed its members to commence full mobilisation to join the indefinite strike.
Premium Times reported that the NUEE in a notice signed by its acting general secretary, Dominic Igwebike, urged its members to stop work from the early hours of Tuesday.
4. Trade Union Congress (TUC)
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) is another major union whose members are ready to join the nationwide strike. Members of the TUC include senior bank workers and high school teachers, among others.
5. Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG)
Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is one of Nigeria’s main oil and gas unions.