Possible strike looms as Oyo State NLC, TUC hold congress today


The Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their affiliate groups will hold a congress today (Monday) to decide whether to embark on a strike.

The congress was fixed during a meeting held at the State Advisory Council (SAC) and State Executive Council (SEC) at the Labour House, American Quarters, Agodi, Ibadan.

The statement released at the end of the meeting directed workers to assemble at the Labour House on Monday morning for briefing and update on the ongoing negotiations between the government and the labour unions.

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Part of the negotiation between the government and labour unions is on the wage award and welfare of workers and pensioners.

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Recall that the unions in the statement also condemned the attack on the President of NLC, Joe Ajaero, in Imo State.



The statement partly reads, “We, the Oyo State Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), stand united and strongly condemn in totality the recent attack on the National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress by the Nigerian Police in Imo State on Wednesday 2nd November 2023 by the hopeless Government of Hope Uzodinma and Police Force.

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“We view this egregious incident as an affront to the fundamental rights and liberties of the Nigerian labour force and an alarming manifestation of the tyrannical tendencies displayed by some State Governments towards the labour movement.

“In conclusion, we, the Oyo State NLC and TUC, wish to make it clear that we will not take this attack on the National President of the NLC or any Labour Leader lightly. We stand resolute in our commitment to defending the rights and welfare of workers in Oyo State and throughout Nigeria.”



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