Labour Congress Threatens To Embark On Indefinite Strike

The United Labour Congress (ULC) has threatened that workers in the union will embark on an indefinite strike if the Federal Government fails to meet their demands by Friday.

In a meeting held by the National Administrative Committee (NAC) the union says that it had issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government as a result of the decision of the Central Working Committee (CMW) meeting which was held on August 22, 2017 and expired on September 8, 2017.

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Following a statement issued during the congress meeting, the union noted that the federal Government’s failure to meet their demands has led to a proposed strike which will begin on September 15, 2017.

“ULC urges all Nigerians to, therefore, take precaution and stock up on basic necessities as the strike will be very effective, as we hope to cripple all modes such as petroleum supplies, disrupt banking operations which will make life a bit difficult for Nigerians.

“This course of action though very painful at this time is the only alternative available to us, as we have exhausted all known peaceful processes towards an amicable resolution of the dispute.

“We, therefore, call on all genuine patriots to join hands in solidarity with us to urge the Federal Government and state governors to be kind enough to meet the demands of Nigerian workers and masses.