The Federal Government, on Friday, secured an ex-parte order stopping the organised labour from embarking on nationwide strike action from next week, to protest the non-implementation of the proposed N30, 000.00 new minimum wage for workers.

However, members of the organised labour have responded swiftly to alleged government’s move to arm-twist them into abandoning Tuesday’s nationwide industrial action.

THISDAY gathered that since the National Industrial Court barred the Nigeria Labour Congress, United Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress from declaring strike action, they have decided to use affiliate unions to execute the strike.

Example of one those affiliated unions is: The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE)

NUATE has announced that it would join the nationwide strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) that will commence tomorrow.

NUATE said it would ground the country’s aviation sector and insisting that flights operating in/out of Nigeria airports will be affected by this industrial action.

NNPC says there is No Need To Panic Over Petrol

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured motorists that it has adequate petroleum products that will serve the nation, irrespective of the proposed strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The Corporation gave the assurance in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu in Abuja yesterday.

“The corporation had 39 days petroleum products sufficiency and about 25 days products availability on land

“Motorists and other consumers of petroleum products are assured of adequate stock to meet their energy needs,’’


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