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Subsidy: NLC writes affiliates to mobilise them for nationwide strike



The Nigeria Labour Congress {NLC}has written all its 43 affiliate unions to mobilise for the industrial action scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

The labour congress called for the strike following the announcement of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol by President Bola Tinubu in his inaugural address on Monday, May 29, 2023, which led to increase in the pump price of the product.

NLC affiliates 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 among others.

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In a letter written to the affiliates which was signed by the NLC General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, the Congress said: “We bring you greetings from the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress. You will recall that arising from the National Executive Council meeting held on 2nd June 2023, it was decided that Congress will embark on a nationwide action and withdrawal of services, against the fraudulent increase in the prices of fuel across the thirty-six states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the FCT.

“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ensure full compliance with the directives as services in both the public and private sector are expected to be fully withdrawn by Wednesday, 7th June, 2023.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.”

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