Tuesday, 17 May 2016

ASUU To Join NLC & TUC Nationwide Strike On May 18, 2016-

The Academic Staff Of Universities, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have agreed to embark on their proposed industrial action on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 as planned.

Vanguard sources revealed that both labour groups made this resolve after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Tuesday evening.

There had been a court injunction by the national industrial court to stop the organised labour from embarking on the process, but this appears to have been ignored by the workers. Instead, it was gathered that they are planning to mobilise people ahead of the industrial action which is expected to commence from 12 midnight.

According to Vanguard, the unions had exhaustive deliberations on last week’s fuel hike by the federal government and consequences on the Nigerian workers and the public in general. The source who spoke with Vanguard reportedly said: “Our decision not to suspend the strike was further fueled by today’s injunction by the Industrial Court, restraining us from proceeding on the strike expected to begin tomorrow.”

The source stated further that they may boycott the meeting expected to be held with the secretary to the government of the federation on Tuesday evening as the factional NLC, led by the general secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Joe Ajaero, has reportedly ruled himself out of the strike.

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