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Oil, Power and other sectors threaten indefinite strike starting on Friday

THERE are strong indications that the gale of industrial unrest in the country may worsen on Friday as affiliates of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, including Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, and National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, are set for a nationwide strike.

Among other affiliates of ULC that may down tools are National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE; National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Employees, NUBIFIE; Nigeria Union of Mine Workers, National Association of Aviation Professionals, Steel and Engineering Workers Union of Nigeria; Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria; Nigeria Union of Railway Workers; Private Telecommunications, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Shop and Distributive Employees

ULC in a statement, yesterday, in Lagos by its General Secretary, Didi Adodo, gave the hint, noting that the Federal Government was yet to address the concern of its members, following a 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government through its Central Working Committee, CWC, which expired Friday, September 8, 2017.

According to Adodo, the seven days notice which was contained in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, would expire Friday, September 15, warning that after that it will lead to a nationwide strike without further notice.

Culled from Vanguard

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