Member of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are to join the strike called by the Organsoed labour which started on Tuesday.
This was sequel to a letter ASUU’s National Pesident, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, issued on Monday night.
The letter directed 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 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.”
Both the NLC and the NLC after a meeting in Abuja on Monday declared a nationwide strike to protest the physical assault 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.