The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFE) has said its members will join the organized labour to embark on their industrial action set to commence on Monday.
In a circular to all zonal and domestic committee councils of NUBIFE, the union urged its members in banks, insurance companies as well as financial institutions to ensure full compliance to the strike action.
The circular which was signed by the general secretary of the union, Muhammed Sheihk reads: “The National Executive Council of Nigeria Labour Congress in their meeting on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, resolved to embark on a nationwide strike as from Monday, 28th September, 2020 over the hike in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.
“In this regard, you are therefore directed by this letter to ensure total compliance of this directive by your organisation/zonal council. We promise to keep you posted as events unfold.”
NLC Inaugurates Committee In Nasarwa To Mobilise Workers For Protest
Meanwhile, the NLC, Nasarawa State chapter, has set up a five-man committee to mobilise workers ahead of the nationwide protest and possible strike scheduled for Monday.
The committee were set up yesterday in Lafia at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting of the union to inform them about the planned protest and possible strike over increase in price of electricity and petrol.
NLC chairman, Comrade Yusuf Turaki Iya, said the committee’s responsibility is to coordinate and mobilise members from various affiliates towards ensuring successful protest and possible strike if the government fails to reverse its decision.
He added that the committee would also coordinate the printing of posters, press releases, placards among others to ensure workers from the state participate in the planned action by the union.
He explained that already most of the affiliates had gotten circulars on the action from their national headquarters directing them to join the action to pressurize the government to resent their decision.
He said the affiliates who are yet to get a circular from their headquarters concerning the planned action would get it today.
He also directed affiliates to call meetings of their unions to step down the decision reached at the SEC with the view of proper mobilisation.
Comrade Iya described as unfortunate decisions to increase electricity tariff and price of fuel given the hardship the masses were already facing.
The NLC chairman in the state also assured members that the leadership of the union would always give priority to their welfare.
He called on workers to remain calm as they await further directive on the planned national protest and strike from the leadership of the union.