NIGERIA OIL, GAS AND ELECTRICITY WORKS ON STRIKE

NIGERIA OIL, GAS AND ELECTRICITY WORKS ON STRIKE

The Nigeria Oil, Gas and electricity strike began today nationwide “Mobilisation still continues nationwide as State councils and affiliates are at red alert to ensure that if the federal Government remains unbending to our demands, we shall unfortunately be forced to embark on a compelling total strike across the nation which will be part of our contribution to governance effectiveness in Nigeria.”

The Union also called for immediate withdrawal of Army and Police from workplaces and factory premises, as a measure to stop employers who are now colluding with the Army and other security agencies from setting up garrisons in our factories for the purposes of intimidating and harassing workers in order to deny them their rights and privileges.

The Federal government was also urged to embark on immediate review of the privatisation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to save Nigerians the agony of suffering under the suffocating darkness which the Gencos and Discos have foisted on the nation.

Others include: demands for immediate payment of all the arrears of salaries owed Nigerian workers at all levels of Government without exception; implementation of 2009 agreement with University Lecturers under the umbrella of ASUU and immediate repair of all roads leading to all the petroleum refineries and Depots nationwide.

The Congress also demanded for release of registration certificate of the ULC; immediate inclusion of all representatives of labour in the various committees, Agencies and Directorates of Government and not singling out just one centre for these purposes negating the tenets of the nation’s Laws; immediate inauguration of the national minimum wage negotiating committee in line with the above so that it can commence sitting instantly, among others.

To this end, the Congress warned that “if these demands are not met on or before Friday the 15th of September, the ULC shall embark on industrial actions to assist your Government respect the interests of workers and the citizenry.”

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