Asuu, trasmission company of nigeria join labour strike.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 14, 2023
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has directed its members to join the nationwide strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The ASUU President, Emmanuel Osodeke, a professor of social cience, directed compliance in a letter to ASUU zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons across the country.
NLC had on Monday announced the commencement of the industrial action from midnight of Monday, 13th November.
The action of the unions followed the brutalization of the NLC National President, Joe Ajaero, on 1 November in Imo State.
Meanwhile, Electricity workers have shut down the national grid following the declaration of an indefinite strike by organized labour unions.
Spokesperson for Transmission Company of Nigeria TCM, Ndidi
Mbah who, confirmed this said electricity workers, the National
Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), followed directives of the
Nigeria Labour Congress to withdraw their services around 11:20
am on Monday, leading to a nationwide blackout.