Electricity tariff, fuel price hike: NLC, TUC strike, mass protest begin Sept 28

Labour’s plan  to embark on nationwide strike and mass protest against recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike was sealed yesterday, as the highest decision making organ of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the National Executive Council, NEC, ratified the descision of the Central Working Committee, CWC.

It also directed state councils to intensify mobilization of workers and other Nigerians preparatory for the strike scheduled to start on September 28.

The seal on the plan to go on strike came on a day the Trade Union Congress, TUC, extended its seven days strike notice to September 28 to tally with NLC’s deadline.

This is even as attempt by some Nigerians to protest against the fuel price increase, electricity tariff hike and rise in Value Added Tax, VAT, under the aegis of Joint Action Force, JAF, in Kano was frustrated by security agencies, including the Police and civil defence corps.


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