Labour Strike: Public School Children Roam Streets of Uyo as Gates Remain Shut

Labour Strike: Public School Children Roam Streets of Uyo as Gates Remain Shut

Some school children from government-owned Secondary and Primary schools in Uyo metropolis have been seen roaming around the streets as their school gates remained shut following the ongoing Labour union’s strike.

 

As at 11am, students of Christian Secondary School, Technical school Ewet, Four Towns among others are still on their uniforms walking the streets.

 

Labour union in Akwa Ibom had joined its counterparts in other states to embark on indefinite strike on Tuesday 14 as directed by the national body.

 

Government offices, public institutions including banks were not in operation today in compliance to the labour directive.

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At the state secretariat, labour leaders were seen playing drums while workers were dancing to its tunes. At the federal secretariat, the gate was seen open with a stationed operation quick response vehicle with security operatives on standby.

 

The state Chairman of NLC, Comrade Sunny James who addressed the workers said that the workers in the state will ensure total compliance to the national body directive for an indefinite strike until the Federal Government meets with all demands of workers.

 

He said that the labour union in the state will move around all offices in the state to enforce the nationwide strike as directed.

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“We are in total compliance, we were waiting for people to arrive more, so that we can proceed, as I’m leaving this place we are going to the Federal Secretariat and the Judiciary headquarters to enforce the strike.

 

“It is an indefinite strike, tomorrow we will all assemble here. We will not surrender until all our demands are made by the Federal Government. After that we will come down to Akwa Ibom and meet with the Governor.”