Bank and Electricity workers have joined the indefinite strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
In a Facebook post on Tuesday morning, the NLC shared circulars by the affiliate unions who have indicated their compliance with the strike, which began at midnight to protest the assault on its President, Joe Ajaero.
The union captioned the circulars below: “FOR THE UNION MAKES US STRONG, SOLIDARITY FOREVER, WE WANT JUSTICE NOW!!!!”
Some of the unions that have joined the strike include the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP).
Others are the National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), the National Union of Electricity Employees, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), among others.
Recall that the Organised Labour on Monday directed its members to commence mobilisation for a nationwide strike over the assault on the NLC President, Joe Ajaero.
Addressing journalists at the NLC National Secretariat in Abuja, President of the TUC, Festus Osifo, said the strike would remain until the governments at all levels wake up to their responsibility.
He, therefore, directed its affiliates to implement the resolutions of the National Executive Council (NEC).