The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, has confirmed its willingness to participate in the nationwide industrial action scheduled for October 3, as called for by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.
This decision was communicated in a letter dated September 27, 2023, distributed by the chapter chairmen. The notice of the indefinite nationwide strike, issued by the National Secretariat, was officially endorsed by Dr. Ahmed Bazza Lawan, General Secretary.
“The leadership of the union was in attendance at the emergency NLC NEC meeting of Tuesday, 26th September 2023,” it said.
“The meeting which was attended by NLC affiliates discussed the failure of governnent to meet the demands of the labour union in the face of current economic reality.
“It is in the light of the foregoing that all affiliates in attendance unanimously agreed to commence an indefinite strike action on the 3rd October, 2023.
“All chapters are hereby directed by this notice to comply accordingly.”
Waffi TV report highlights that, following an emergency meeting earlier this week, the NLC and the TUC reached a consensus to initiate a nationwide strike due to the Federal Government’s failure to implement its policies. Both organizations have jointly decided to bring all activities to a halt across the nation starting on October 3, 2023.
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