Passangers Stranded as NLC begins Nation wide strike

By God’stime Silas

Travel chaos erupted at Lagos and Abuja airports on Monday, June 3, as the Nigeria Labour Union and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria launched a nationwide strike, grounding flights and leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. The strike, called in response to the federal government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage to N60,000, has brought airport operations to a standstill, causing frustration and disruption for travelers.

According to eyewitnesses, passengers were seen waiting in vain at airport terminals, hoping for a resolution to the impasse. Many took to social media to express their frustration, with one traveler, #Imranmuhdz, tweeting, “Due to the indefinite strike initiated by the NLC, flights at Abuja Airport have been cancelled, leaving passengers stranded.”

The strike, announced on May 31, 2024, is the latest development in an ongoing dispute between organized labor and the federal government over the proposed minimum wage increase. With no end in sight, travelers are bearing the brunt of the impasse, forced to wait indefinitely for a resolution.

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