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Textile union asks members to join mass action

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Executive of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) has directed its members to join the indefinite strike today as directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

In a statement issued at the weekend, its National President, John Adaji and Acting General Secretary, Ali Baba, directed the members and textile employers to abide by the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of NLC.

“All workers are to commence an indefinite strike with effect from Monday, September 28, 2020 (today) if the Federal Government fails to reverse the recent hike in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

“As an affiliate of the NLC, our members will participate in the strike and mass protest as directed by congress,” he said, adding that the union therefore, has mandated its branch executive to enforce the strike directive while soliciting full co-operation and understanding from the textile employers.

“The union calls on the President Muhammdu Buhari-administration to listen to the voice of Nigerians and reverse the increase in the pump price of petroleum products and electricity tariff, given the hardship they imposed on the already impoverished Nigerian masses,” he added.

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