The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero, has been arrested.
He was arrested by men of the Imo State Police Command.
Ajaero was at the State Secretariat in Owerri to begin the planned strike action against what they called the government’s insensitivity to the plight of workers in the State.
The NLC had called for protests in Imo State from Nov. 1. over the alleged violation and abuse of rights and privileges of workers by the State government.
Ajaero said that “NLC was deeply concerned about the persistent and egregious violations of the rights and privileges of workers in Imo State by the State Government.”
“Despite our repeated efforts to engage in constructive dialogue and reach amicable agreements, the Imo State Government has become a habitual and serial breaker of these agreements, continuing to trample on the rights of workers in the state.
“As a result, we are left with no choice but to embark on mass protests and industrial actions beginning on the 1st day of November, 2023.”