The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterparts, have resolved to commence the planned nationwide strike from midnight today.
The strike is to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero and others in Owerri, Imo State on November 1, as well of the pending labour issues in Imo State.
They had on November 7, resolved to declare a nationwide strike by Tuesday, November 14, if their demands were not met.
Recall that suspected agents of the state and security operatives had descended on Ajaero alongside other.
Labour leaders smashing their vehicles, inflicting injuries on them and dispossessing handsets, money, ATM cards among other valuables from the Labour leaders and others who had gathered at the NLC State secretariat to begin a scheduled protest on November 1, over pending Labour issues.
The NLC President, other national leaders of NLC and their TUC, counterparts, were at the NLC state Secretariat in Owerri to protest among other grievances backlog of unpaid salaries and allowances, Pensions, gratuities and non-compliance with National Minimum Wage Act.
The attack, brutalization and the battering of Ajaero and others have continued to elicit outrage and condemnation across the country and beyond.