The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) embarked on an industrial action on Monday, November 13, after police officers allegedly battered its president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo state.
The union asked members to withdraw their services nationwide, adding that the strike would go on until “government at all levels wake up to their responsibility”.
We’ve compiled a list of 30 service providers whose availability become uncertain whenever the NLC initiates an industrial action.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
When ASUU goes on strike, activities across government-owned universities in the country are halted. And students bear the major brunt.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic
Services across government-owned polytechnics are halted whenever members embark on industrial action.
The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions
Services in research facilities such as the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science and the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science may be inaccessible during an NLC strike.
Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union
Let’s just say classes are halted in most government-owned institutions when members embark on strike.
Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP)
Administrative services across government-owned polytechnics may be disrupted when members embark on industrial action.
Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU)
Administrative services across government-owned universities may also be disrupted when members embark on industrial action.
Iron & Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria
Welders, fitters, tank erectors and machinists, and allied trade workers are all members of the Nigeria Labour Congress. This means the services offered across factories and assembly plants may be disrupted during strikes.
Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN)
Courts are not accessible when members are on strike, so trials may be postponed indefinitely.
Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria
Nigeria’s port stations may close.
Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria
Services in government-owned hospitals and health centres are inaccessible when members embark on strike.
National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives
Workers in this union do not offer their services to hospitals and healthcare centres during an industrial action.
National Union of Air Transport Employees
Airport services halt when workers in the aviation industry embark on industrial action.
National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees
Institutions including commercial banks become inaccessible when members of this union join industrial action.
National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria
Services like power supply are affected when members embark on strike.
National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas
This union is home to workers in the petroleum and gas industries across the country. Fueling and gas stations halt services when members are on strike.
National Union of Posts and Telecommunication Employees
NUPTE is home to workers in the government-owned communications industry. The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) will close when members embark on strike.
National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW)
Public bus, tricycle and motorcycle services aren’t accessible during industrial action.
National Union of Lottery Agents and Employees
This is the trade union for lottery agents across the country. Services like placing bets and receiving payments are halted when members embark on strike.
National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria
Access to tailoring or garment production services may become impossible during a strike.
Nigeria Civil Service Union
Services at some government-owned institution ministries may be disrupted when civil servants are on strike.
Nigeria Union of Civil Service Secretariat Stenographic Workers
Stenographers, who transcribe speeches, in government-owned institutions are unavailable when members are on strike.
Nigeria Union of Journalists
Broadcast and print media services may be disrupted when members strike.
Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees
Civil servants who work in local government-owned institutions are also effected.
Nigeria Union of Mine Workers
Mines across the country may close when workers are on strike.
Nigeria Union of Railwaymen
This union is home to workers in the rail transportation sector across the country. Train rides are not accessible during industrial action.
Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)
NUT is home to the academic staff in government-owned primary and secondary schools in the country. These schools close when workers are on strike.
Nigeria Welders and Fitters Association (NIWELFA)
This is the association for professional welders and fitters in the country. Services such as welding, laying and assembling of units are disrupted when members strike.
Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN)
PASAN is a trade union that’s home to staff of the parliamentary/legislative arm of government and other related institutions in Nigeria.
Radio, Television and Theatre Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU)
Broadcast and entertainment may be disrupted when members strike.
Steel & Engineering Workers Union of Nigeria (SEWUN)
Services across production factories and assembly plants involved in making metal and electrical goods in Nigeria may be halted during strikes.