Today, Monday, the local branches of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), along with their associated bodies in Oyo State will host a meeting to discuss the possibility of going on strike.
The meeting, scheduled by the State Advisory Council (SAC), and the State Executive Council (SEC), will be held at the Labor House located in the American Quarters, Agodi, Ibadan, where the decision of potential strike action will be made.
Employees have been directed to gather at the Labor House on Monday morning to receive updates on the ongoing negotiations between the government and the labor unions, as announced in recent statements issued following the meeting.
The subject matter to be discussed within these negotiations includes the distribution of salaries and the welfare of both active workers and retired individuals.
It is important to denote that the aforementioned unions also expressed their condemnation of recent aggressions directed towards NLC’s President, Joe Ajaero, while in Imo State, in their recent statement.
Parts of the statement reads: “We, from the Oyo State Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), are united in our strong disapproval of the recent assault on the National President of the Nigeria Labor Congress by the Nigerian Police in Imo state. The assault was orchestrated by the inept government of Hope Uzodinma and the police on November 2, 2023.”
“We perceive this blatant harassment as an attack on the basic rights and liberties of the Nigerian workforce and alarming evidence of the oppressive tendencies demonstrated by some state governments towards labor movements.”
“To conclude, we, the NLC and TUC of Oyo State, wish to make it known that we will not stand idly by in response to this assault on the National President of the NLC or any Labor leader. We remain unwavering in our dedication to protecting the rights and welfare of workers not only in Oyo State, but across the breadth of Nigeria.”