CSO Backs Labour On Planned Nationwide Strike

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United Action Front of Civil Society has endorsed the planned indefinite nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) next week.
The group lamented that the government had continued to play the ostrich in spite of the promises made to labour leaders on the need for upward review of workers’ salaries, including palliatives to citizens, among others.
Head, national coordinating centre of the group, Olawale Okunniyi, who issued a statement in Abuja yesterday urged Nigerians to rally behind NLC and TUC in protest against the insensitivity of the government, which has demonstrated total lack of comprehension and sensitivity to the economic challenges facing the country.
He said the arbitrary hike in fuel price has further impoverished and pauperised millions of households, who were hitherto merely coping with meagre wages and incomes for their livelihoods, while the federal government is adamant about reducing the cost of governance.
Okunniyi said, “The leadership of the United Action Front of Civil Society wishes to enjoin all civil society leaders, activists, working people in the private and public sectors as well as all well meaning Nigerians in general to team up with us in rallying support for the success of the indefinite strike action declared by labour.


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