The organised labour made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has announced plans to embark on a nationwide strike over the assault and abduction of their President, Joe Ajaero.
This was revealed during a press briefing on Friday.
The strike will hold on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
According to the leaders of the joint union, the Federal Government is given a six-point demand, including the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, and Area Commander, among other officials, for their alleged complicity in the brutalisation and humiliation of Ajaero and other workers.
Benco news reported that Ajaero and other labour leaders were brutalized by perceived agents of the Imo State government.
Speaking on the development, NUPENG’s President, Prince Williams Akporeha, said “We condemn with the strongest term the arrest and brutalization of Congress President, Comrade Joe Ajaero and other labour leaders by the agents of Imo State Government. We reject the act of violence and barbarism being unleashed on labour leaders, workers and others. We cannot accept this uncivilised behaviour in a democracy.
“The workers of Imo State must be freed. We are determined to free the state workers because injury to one is to all.”
The thugs descended on Labour leaders and other protesters, who had gathered at the NLC State secretariat to begin the scheduled protest over pending labour issues.