Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Calls Emergency Meeting Amid Looming Strike Threat
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced an urgent National Executive Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, in response to its impending indefinite industrial action.
This critical development was conveyed in a concise statement released on Sunday by NLC General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, directed to Presidents, General Secretaries, and Treasurers of affiliate unions.
The statement clarified that the meeting, slated for Tuesday, would be conducted virtually, ensuring the participation of key stakeholders without the need for physical presence.
While the precise agenda of the meeting was not explicitly outlined, it is widely believed to be linked to the NLC’s intended strike action, following the lapse of a 21-working day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government.
Previously, the organized labour movement embarked on a two-day warning strike to underscore their demands and concerns. Subsequently, the NLC granted the government a 21-day grace period to address their grievances.
As the deadline approaches, this emergency NEC meeting underscores the gravity of the situation and the determination of the NLC to ensure the rights and welfare of Nigerian workers are adequately addressed.
The impending industrial action is seen as a means of exerting pressure on the government to attend to the demands set forth by the labour unions.
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The outcome of this meeting will be closely monitored by stakeholders across the nation, as it holds the potential to significantly impact various sectors of the economy.
The NLC’s stance underscores the crucial role of organized labour in advocating for the rights and well-being of workers in Nigeria.