The Organised Labour in Bayelsa state is set to join their counterparts in a nationwide indefinite industrial action over the insensitivity of the Federal government to increase the pump price and electricity tariff on Monday, September 28.
The NLC Chairman Comrade John Bipre Ndiomu , and his TUC, counterpart, Comrade Julius Laye, in a statement, declared their readiness to embark on a nationwide strike to compel the Federal Government to reverse the recent hikes in electricity tariffs and petrol pump price.
The strike, according to them is to pressure the Federal government to reduce the sudden and unwarranted increase in the fuel pump price, as well as hike in electricity tariffs, which has caused pains and undue hardship to citizens particularly the poor masses.
According to the unions, “the strike action shall commence from Monday 28, September 2020, with a peaceful protest match to drum awareness and support. It will take off from Ekeki Park at 7am and terminate at Peace park.
“We call on all workers both in the private and public sectors including traders, transporters and civil society allies to embark on the indefinite strike, pending when the federal government reverses the hike in the price of petrol and electricity tariffs.”