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Strike action: Workers observe partial compliance

Workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)  observed partial compliance to the directive by the organised labour to it members to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.

The Trade Union Congress(TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had on November 13, directed all affiliates to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.

The strike was called to press home their demands, especially the “non comment  by the Federal Government over the  brutalising of  the NLC President, Joe Ajaero by security agents and hoodlums in Imo”.

It would be recalled that the NLC had declared a protest in Imo, led by Ajaero on Nov.1, over alleged anti- workers policies by the state government .

Ajaero was attacked and brutalised by security agents and hoodlums allegedly sent by the state government.

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo and the Nigeria Police had refuted the allegation.

It also be recalled that the National Industrial Court had restrained organised labour from embarking on the planned nationwide strike.

The Federal Secretariat workers were seen going about.

Also, at the Area one old Secretariat, workers were also seen going in and out of the place.

Commercial banks such as Guaranty, Union, First Bank , among other banks in Area 3 and 8 were opened for operation as some customers were seen going in and out of the place.

Some schools were open and lessons were on going.

Also, some workers who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the nationwide  indefinite strike was uncalled for.

They said that people are already suffering and the economy was not friendly and with the indefinite strike it would increase the hardship on the people.