ASUU, Railway, and Maritime Workers Unite in Nationwide Strike

Various Organised Labour affiliates have announced their participation in the nationwide strike scheduled to commence at midnight on Monday.

In a circular signed by its President, Emmanuel Osodeke, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) directed its members to join the strike initiated by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria. The circular emphasized the need to protect the interests of Nigerian workers and the union’s leadership.

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) also confirmed its intention to close the nation’s ports at midnight in alignment with the NLC and TUC joint National Executive Council (NEC) directive. The decision was prompted by perceived infringements on workers’ rights in Imo State and acts of violence against NLC officials.

Additionally, the Nigerian Union of Railway Workers (NUR) announced its participation in the nationwide strike, intending to halt train operations nationwide. The decision was influenced by the federal government’s perceived indifference to the violent incident in Owerri on November 1, 2023.

All three unions urged their members to comply with the directives and participate in the strike action, emphasizing the importance of solidarity in safeguarding the rights and integrity of Nigerian workers.