October 26, 2020


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Fuel Price, Electricity Tarrif Increase: Textile Union Joins Strike!

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has directed its members across the country to join the indefinite strike action as directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with effect from Monday September 28, 2020.

In a circular dated September 25, 2020 addressed to all textile employers, which was made available to Journalists, the Union’s National President, Comrade John Adaji and Acting General Secretary, Comrade Ali Baba formally informed their members as well as textile employers about the decision by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress to commence an indefinite strike action with effect from Monday September 28, 2020 if the Federal Government fails to reverse the recent hike in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

“As an affiliate of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) our members will participate in the strike action and mass protests as directed by Congress”, the union noted.

It therefore mandated its branch union executives to enforce the strike directive while soliciting for full co-operation and understanding on the part of the textile employers.

The union called on the Federal government to listen to the voices of Nigerians and reverse the increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff given the hardship they imposed on the already impoverished masses of the country.

Affiliate unions of NLC, the Trade Union Congress,(TUC),pending last minute changes are expected to participate in the mass strike action.

A cross section of members of the NLC.
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