Labour orders immediate shutdown of flights, electricity in Imo state

The Organised Labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress has ordered a shutdown of electricity and fuel supplies in Imo State following the brutalisation of the National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, last week, by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.

The leadership of the two unions reached the resolution after an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting on Tuesday in Abuja.

In a communique issued after the meeting and co-signed by TUC President, Festus Osifo; and NLC Deputy President, Adewale Adeyanju, the two unions also declared a total nationwide strike effective next Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Labour accused the Governor Hope Uzodimma administration of non-compliance with national minimum wage, intimidation and harassment of trade union leaders, use of violence and thuggery, refusal to implement previous agreements, outstanding salary arrears, vandalisation of NLC state secretariat, implementation of discriminatory pay, amongst others.

Labour’s shutdown over Imo comes just days to the November 11, 2023 governorship poll in the state where the incumbent governor is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking re-election.

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