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LABOUR VOWS TO EMBARK ON PROPOSED FUEL HIKE PROTEST AND STRIKE DESPITE COURT ORDERS

Nigeria’s organized labour has vowed to go ahead with its planned strike and protest despite court orders restraining it from doing so.

The sources say the leadership of the Nigerian labour congress is ready to call the bluff of the federal government and go ahead with the planned strike.

Amid uncertainty over the planned nationwide strike and mass protest against the recent hike in prices of electricity tariff and petrol pump price scheduled for tomorrow, Organised Labour, has dismissed court orders aimed at stopping the strike.

Saying it does not obey rumours, Deputy President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and President of National Union of Construction, Civil Engineering, Furniture Workers, Amechi Asugwuni, said traditional allies have been mobilised ahead of tomorrow

This came as the umbrella body for private sector employers in the country, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, warned of dire consequences for the nation’s struggling economy should it be disrupted by a national strike.

Recall that last Thursday’s meeting between representatives of the Federal Government and Labour leaders ended in a deadlock.

Affiliates of the two Labour centres in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, have been mobilizing workers for compliance.

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