Banks Join NLC’s two day strike amid economic hardship

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The National Union of Banks, Insurance, and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has declared its solidarity with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in its planned two-day strike.

The NLC is set to protest the recent increases in petrol prices and electricity tariffs, among other grievances, and has accused the government of abandoning negotiations and failing to implement previous resolutions.

NUBIFIE joins NLC’s strike for economic change

NUBIFIE, through its general secretary Mohammed Sheikh, issued a statement directing its members to participate in the strike, which is scheduled to take place on September 5 and 6, 2023.

This means that employees in Nigerian banks like GTB, Zenith Bank, Access Bank, as well as insurance companies, are likely to stay away from work.

The union’s directive is aimed at drawing the government’s attention to the economic challenges facing Nigerians and to address their concerns.

NUBIFIE’s president, Abakpa Anthony, emphasized that their members, who work in banks and insurance companies, are also affected by the economic hardship.

He stated that they are joining the NLC Begins Petrol Subsidy Removal Protest In Lagos Amid Heavy Security (Photos)NLC’s strike to show solidarity and demand action from the government.

The union’s directive will be in effect unless the federal government decides otherwise.