The National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has directed its members to prepare for an indefinite strike from 28 September following the hike in electricity and fuel prices.
This was made known in a memo addressed to all NULGE members dated 21 September, and signed by Chukuemeke Aguonye, NULGE General Secretary.
According to the union, the strike mobilisation is based on the directive of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for all its members and affiliate bodies to proceed on industrial action.
The memo read: “This is to inform you that the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) met on 16th September, 2020, and deliberated on the recent increases in the pump price of petroleum product and electricity tariff among other issues, and decided to mobilise all workers in Nigeria for an indefinite strike action.
“The strike action commences on Monday 28th September, 2020, if the government fails to revert back to the old pump price and electricity tariff.
“As an affiliate to the NLC, NULGE members are expected to comply and fully participate in the action.”
The NULGE said all its members in the various state chapters must be mobilised for the impending industrial action.