NLC Declares nationwide Strike over Cash Crunch
The Nigeria Labour Congress has directed public sector workers in the country to commence an indefinite strike from Wednesday next week.
He also directed that affiliate unions constituting the Nigeria Labour Congress should also be on standby for picketing exercises across all branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria nationwide.
The directive followed the expiration of one week ultimatum by the Congress last week.
NLC had criticised the cash swap policy of the Federal Government and the persistent petrol scarcity across the country.
NLC President, Joe Ajaero said the decision to picket the CBN branches became necessary, as the Federal Government and the CBN have not shown any commitment to address the situation.
He lamented that despite the Supreme Court order allowing the old N500 and N1000 notes to circulate with the new notes till December 31 this year, the situation appears to be getting worse as workers cannot access cash to pay fares to work or buy food for their families.
At a news conference in Abuja, NLC also criticised the irregularities and continued scarcity of petrol.