The Organised Private Sector Union Forum of Nigeria Labour Congress in Rivers State has threatened to sanction any private worker who snubs Monday’s (Today) labour planned strike action to protest against fuel, electricity tariff and price hike.
The group said it would set up a monitoring committee to monitor compliance across the state.
Speaking on Saturday, the Chairman, Organized Private Sector Union Forum, Temple Morford, said the policies of the Federal Government were putting undue hardship on the workers of Nigeria, hence must be rejected.
He said, “I hereby call on all workers of the private sector to join the strike action, they should make sure that there is total shutdown; both land, air and sea, there should be no operations.
“The filling stations, transportation workers and all others should shut down under the private sector unions because Nigerians are being victimized and we cannot continue to be in our own country and be suffering while people from other countries that we give electricity supply enjoy 24 hours supply.”
Morford, said the workers would downtools until the government reverts the fuel price to N120 per liter.
He added that it was saddening to know that foreign countries Nigeria supply electricity for huge fees were enjoying 24 hours of electricity supply while Nigeria was still in darkness.
“Whosoever fails to comply with this decision, that person would be made to face the consequences of Nigerian Labour Congress, we would set up a monitoring team to checkmate those who would default the decision of the NEC.
“Whereby any of the sectors fails to comply, we would have no option than to deal decisively with that sector, fuel price must come back to status quo, let it go back to N120 per litre, where it was before.”Add to favorites