Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), commenced its national industrial action yesterday. However, a faction of the Congress led by Comrade Joe Ajaero, civil servants, bank workers and operators of private businesses shunned the strike in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), The Sun reported.
According to Vanguard, Workers in Abuja defiled the nationwide strike as virtually all civil servants at all levels reported to their respective offices against the directive of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
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However, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, led a protest march from the Labour House located at the Central Business District to the Federal Secretariat at the Three Arms Zone.
He said the NLC would continue to fight against anti-people policies.
“Therefore, labour and, particularly, the NLC, have said consistently, if policies are right, we will support them but if promises are anti-people, we will continue to resist them.
Wabba, blamed the collapse of the refineries on corruption, noting that was why the Congress had earlier mobilised workers in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption.
As a way of preventing the strike, the Federal Government directed the invocation of statutory provision of “no work no pay” on any worker who joined the strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the new fuel price regime, news24 also reported.
- News24 Nigeria