Hey there, middle schoolers! Some big news is happening in Nigeria. The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have decided to go on strike all across the country. Why? Well, it’s because their NLC President, Joe Ajaero, was attacked.
During a protest in Imo State, Ajaero was captured and brutally beaten up by the Nigerian Police Force. It’s really sad and not fair at all. Ajaero had to go to the hospital because of his injuries, but they were so bad that he needs to go abroad for treatment.
The labour unions have made some demands to the government. They want the Imo State Commissioner of Police, the Area Commander, and some other police officers to be removed from their positions. They believe these officers were involved in the attack on Ajaero and other workers.
The strike is set to begin on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. That’s when workers from different industries will stop working to show their support for Ajaero and to demand justice.
It’s important because the labour unions are standing up for their rights and the rights of workers. They want to make sure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. They believe that what happened to Ajaero should not be ignored, and they are taking action to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
We’ll keep you updated on what happens next. Let’s hope that justice is served and that Ajaero gets the treatment he needs to recover. It’s important to stand up for what’s right, just like the labour unions are doing.