Labour Strike Grounds Port Harcourt International Airport
Activities at the Port Harcourt International Airport were grounded on Thursday, as both entry and exit gates were locked, with hundreds of intending passengers stranded, arising from nationwide strike called by the leadership of organised labour.
Organised labour had on Wednesday directed all its affiliates to commence an indefinite warning strike on Thursday to press home its demand for a new national minimum wage.
Bounce News correspondent reports that the strike caused gridlock within the axis of the Airport Road, as motorists had a hectic time trying to navigate the area.
While hundreds of intending passengers loitered around both entry and exit gates, security personnel struggled to control both human and vehicular traffic.
Rivers State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Beatrice Itubor who spoke with our correspondent, expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance.
She said that her team had gone round to ensure total compliance with the stay-at-home directive of the NLC.
“We want to ensure that workers in the state comply with the directive of the NLC on industrial action.
“We are not just sitting, but going around to monitor things ourselves.
“I am quite satisfied with what I have seen so far and this will continue until there is a directive from the national secretariat,” she added.
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