Labour unions begin protest today, as oil workers down tools
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 2, 2023
The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress leaders vowing to begin a nationwide protest against the removal of fuel subsidy.
This came as oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association began an indefinite strike yesterday, Tuesday 1st August 2023, citing inhumane treatment by the management of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, an agency of the Federal Government.
The strike and planned protest by the organised labour slated for today, over the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government may shut down the country and paralyse the economy.
Meanwhile, the Plateau state chapter of the NLC says it is going ahead with the protest as it has concluded all necessary arrangements to ensure the National body’s order is followed
Speaking to Jay FM on security arrangements made by the NLC, Comrade Eugene Mani says it had received security clearance from the Police, the DSS and other relevant agencies