The unions explained that they had to issue the notice due to the massive hardship in the country.
The Trade Union of Nigeria (TUC) and The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) have issued a 14-day nationwide strike notice to the Federal Government of the non-implementation of the October 2023 agreement between the unions and the government.
According to the leaders of the unions, the government is not worried about the economic hardship in the country despite their efforts to maintain industrial peace.
In a statement issued by both unions on Thursday, they stressed that the October 2 agreement was “focused on addressing the massive suffering and the general harsh socioeconomic consequences of the ill-conceived and ill-executed IMF/World Bank-induced hike in the price of PMS and the devaluation of the naira. These dual policies have had, as we predicted, dire economic consequences for the masses and workers of Nigeria.”
The unions have said they have no other choice but to issue the notice due to the massive hardship in the country and the government’s negligence of the welfare of the citizens and workers in Nigeria.
“Constrained by this development and recognising the urgency of the situation and the imperative of ensuring the protection and defence of the rights and dignity of Nigerian workers and citizens, the NLC and TUC hereby issue a stern ultimatum to the Federal Government to honour their part of the understanding within 14 days from tomorrow, the 9th day of February 2024,” the unions said.