Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Joe Ajaero has stated that the two-day warning strike by the union was prompted by the frustration of the working class over the government’s failure to fulfill its promises.
Ajaero expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of the palliative scheme amidst the subsidy removal policy and claimed that none of the demands raised by workers have been fulfilled.
He also noted that workers were not keen on striking but that recent developments in the labour sector, particularly the crisis in the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), where the police have taken over the secretariat, left much to be desired.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, emphasized the country’s teething challenges, marked by industrial actions and unrest that have adversely affected the economy.
He called upon all parties to join hands in an open-minded and constructive dialogue to bridge any gaps between the interests of workers and the ultimate goal of driving economic advancement.
Lalong urged unity and the exploration of innovative approaches to enhance working conditions and worker benefits while nurturing a robust economy.