Petrol, electrical energy worth hike: Nigerian textile staff to hitch nationwide strike

Following the directive by the management of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on an indefinite strike over hike in gas pump worth and electrical energy tariff, the Nationwide Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Employees of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) stated, it has directed its members throughout the nation to hitch the indefinite strike impact from Monday, September 28, 2020.

This was contained in a round dated September 25, 2020, addressed to all textile employers, a duplicate which was made obtainable to DAILT POST on Saturday.

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The round famous that the union’s Nationwide President, Comrade John Adaji and Ag. Basic Secretary, Comrade Ali Baba, formally knowledgeable their members in addition to textile employers to hitch the strike if the federal authorities refused to reverse its determination on the rise in pump worth of petrol and electrical energy tariff.

“As an affiliate of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), our members will take part within the strike motion and mass protests as directed by Congress,” the union famous.

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“It, subsequently, mandated its department union executives to implement the strike directive whereas requesting full co-operation and understanding on the a part of the textile employers.

“To this finish, the union calls on the Federal authorities led by President Muhammdu Buhari to take heed to the voices of Nigerians and reverse the rise within the pump worth of petrol and electrical energy tariff given the hardship they imposed on the already impoverished plenty of Nigeria.”

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