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NLC, TUC Threaten To Shut Down Economic Activities In Imo

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Organised labour unions, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have announced their plan to shut down the economic activities of Imo State starting from (today) Wednesday.

 

The President of TUC, Festus Osifo, revealed this during an interview on Channels Television, stating that members of the labor unions have agreed to withdraw services in Imo State.

 

Osifo explained that services including airport operations, electricity services, and the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) would be shut down in Imo State.

This action is in response to the recent attack on Joe Ajaero, the NLC president in Imo State, which was described as barbaric.

“Both NEC of the Unions decided, with effect from this (Tuesday) night, that we will start the withdrawal of service across the board in Imo State. Flight operations, electricity, and the supply of Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) will be shut down.

“Because for us, what was done in Imo State to Joe Ajaero was barbaric and fundamentally wrong against all norms and principles. Tomorrow, Thursday, Friday, and through the weekend. Then, if the government refuses to heed our demands, we will call for a total shutdown on Tuesday,” he said.

Pmnews.ng reports that unions said they would embark on a nationwide strike on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Recall that the labour unions had threatened to embark on strike over an attack on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Imo State last week.

The development comes ahead of the Saturday, November 11, governorship elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states.

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Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer

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The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.

 

According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.

 

Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Junior Pope betrayed me repeatedly – Yul Edochie

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Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has claimed that his late colleague, Junior Pope, betrayed him repeatedly despite his being there for him in his times of need.

 

According to Edochie, it was the reason he shunned the late actor’s burial in Enugu State on Friday.

 

He said he wanted to wait till after Junior Pope’s burial before he reveal how the late actor betrayed him.

He promised the full story of how Junior Pope betrayed him soon.

On his Instagram story, Edochie wrote: “I didn’t want to say anything till after his burial. I know many asked why I wasn’t there. Why I haven’t said anything about it since.

“I took him like a brother & good friend. I was there for him when he needed me. But he stabbed me in the back repeatedly. That’s life!

“I’ll drop the full details soon so others can learn from it.

“Be careful what you wish people, it could come to you.”

Recall that Junior Pope died on April 10, 2024, alongside three others after their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location.

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