Workers in the Federal Capital Territory observed partial compliance with the directive by the organised labour union to its members to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike on Tuesday.
The Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Labour Congress on November 13 directed all affiliates to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.
The strike was called to press home their demands, especially the “non-comment by the Federal Government over the brutalising of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, by security agents and hoodlums in Imo State.”
Recall that the NLC had declared a protest in Imo State, led by Mr Ajaero, on November 1 over alleged anti-worker policies of the state government.
Mr Ajaero was attacked and brutalised by security agents and hoodlums allegedly sent by the state government.
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma and the Nigeria Police had refuted the allegation.
The National Industrial Court had also restrained organised labour from embarking on the planned strike.
At the Federal Secretariat, workers were seen going about their duties.
Also, at the Area one old secretariat, workers were also seen going in and out of the place.
Commercial banks in Areas 3 were open for operation as some customers were seen going in and out of their premises.
Some schools were open and lessons were going on.
Also, some workers who spoke with journalists said the strike was uncalled for.
They said that people were already suffering because the economy was not harsh and the indefinite strike would increase hardship for the people.