The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has written to all zonal coordinators and chairpersons of the union and demand that members be mobilised for the nationwide strike in line with the directive from the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.
The letter which was signed by ASUU’s National Pesident, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, was issued on Monday night.
The letter read, “The Nigeria Labour Congress at a Joint National Executive Council of NLC and TUC directed all affiliate unions to commence withdrawal of services with effect from 12 midnight today November 13, 2023.
“As an affiliate of NLC, all members of our union are hereby directed to join this action of NLC to protect the interest of Nigerian workers and the leadership of the union.
“Zonal coordinators and branch chairpersons should immediately mobilise our members to participate in the action. A people united, cannot be defeated.”
The Labour Centres on Monday announced the commencement of a nationwide strike.
The strike is to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero and some other executives of the congress in Owerri, Imo State on November 1, as well of the pending labour issues in Imo State.
Ajaero was arrested by the police ahead of a state-wide protest in Imo as disclosed by the NLC’s Head of Information, Benson Upah.