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NUPENG, NUEE, NANNM, NASU to join NLC, TUC on indefinite strike

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have promised to join in the indefinite strike action called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

In their respective circulars sent to their state coordinators, they instructed the executive members to mobilise their members to join in the strike scheduled for 00:00 hours on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

They all cited the unbearable hardship that the majority of Nigerians are facing courtesy of the high cost of living brought by the removal of fuel subsidy and the harmonisation of the foreign exchange market.

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A hardship that has seen many Nigerians fall into poverty and many companies close down because of the attendant effects brought on by the high cost of petroleum products and the slump of the naira in exchange for foreign currencies.

NASU, in its circular signed by Peters Adeyemi, its General Secretary, said, “NASU members across the length and breadth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria are by this circular directed to embark on total and comprehensive strike action as directed with a view to getting the Federal Government to react positively to the demands of Labour.”

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While that of the Nigeria Nurses and Midwives read, “I am directed to convey the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to commence nationwide indefinite industrial action with effect from Tuesday, 3rd October 2023.”

The other two associations were similar in tone and direction to the quotes from the earlier associations.