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The Abia State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has concluded plans to resume the indefinite strike it had earlier suspended in the state two months ago over the failure of the state government to meet its demands.
The fresh strike according to the NLC, would commence midnight Monday, May 8, 2023.
In a statement signed by the Secretary of NLC in Abia, Emma Alozie, the organized labour said it was re-starting its indefinite strike which was suspended earlier in the year.
The NLC said the fresh strike was unanimously agreed on by labour leaders at the end of their meeting last week.
He mandated all industrial unions, including those in the local government areas to withdraw their services to the Abia State government after midnight of Monday, May 8, and mobilize their members for the indefinite strike.
The statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates read in part, ‘To all industrial unions. resumption of indefinite strike.’
‘The State Executive Council, SEC, of Congress after a careful deliberation on the plethora of problems Abia workers and pensioners are facing in the hands of Abia State government, at her meeting on Friday, 5th May 2023, unanimously resolved to resume the suspended indefinite strike action.
‘From the foregoing, all Abia workers, including those in the LGAs are directed to withdraw their services to Abia State government and stay at home from 12 midnight on Monday, 8th May 2023.
‘In the same vein, all chairpersons and secretaries of all affiliate unions are to sensitize and mobilize their members for total compliance,’ the NLC said.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN in Abia State, has also been on strike for about a month.
Their withdrawal of services has affected legal services in the state.