In a bid to protest against the recent surge in fuel prices, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has written to all its affiliate unions, urging them to rally their members in preparation for a nationwide strike set to commence on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
The NLC called for this mass action to express discontent following the removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during his inaugural speech that led to the increase of fuel price across the country.
The affiliates of NLC, which include the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), among others, are expected to participate in the strike.
This was disclosed in a letter signed by its general gecretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, on Saturday.
He said, “Please be informed that the nationwide action will commence on Wednesday, 7th June 2023. To this effect, all National Leadership are expected to mobilise their members for the action and ensure full compliance with the directives as services in both the public and private sectors are expected to be fully withdrawn by Wednesday, 7th June 2023.
“All Presidents and General Secretaries are expected to help ensure the implementation of the decisions of the National Executive Council.’