The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have called for an indefinite nationwide strike, however worker unions in the aviation sector have chosen not to take part.
Recall that in response to the attack on NLC President Joe Ajaero, Organised Labour issued a directive to its members on Monday to begin preparing for a statewide strike.
Festus Osifo, the president of the TUC, told reporters in front of the NLC National Secretariat in Abuja that the strike would continue until all tiers of government realised their obligations.
Thus, he gave its affiliates instructions to carry out the National Executive Council’s (NEC) resolutions.
Speaking on the subject, Comrade Ocheme Aba, General Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), stated that the aviation industry’s unions would not be joining the strike right away.
The NUATE writer said in a conversation with Nairametrics that if the strike continued for too long, the unions might join the action in the days ahead.
He said: None of us (aviation unions) is joining the action immediately. But, we will look at how events unfold to know if we will join the action later, but as it stands, we are not joining in the action immediately.”
It was discovered that the aviation unions’ postponement of joining the strike might have something to do with NUATE’s scheduled AGM, which is set to begin on Wednesday in the capital of Edo State, Benin.
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