The two-day warning strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) commenced today to partial compliance from workers in some parts of the country, including Lagos State, Rivers State, and Abuja.

The protest followed a seven-day ultimatum issued to the federal government demanding the immediate reversal of all anti-poor policies of the federal government including the recent hike in pms (premium motor spirit) price, increase in public school fees, among others.

Chairman of the union in lagos, Agnes Sessi argued that the federal government appears to be blackmailing the union with meeting that yield no results.

Sessi appealed to the federal government to prioritize the welfare of Nigerians by implementing the terms of agreement in their previous meetings.

The labour union is accusing the federal government of abandoning the negotiations and failing to implement some of the resolutions from previous meetings with the government.

September 5, 2023

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