The Joint Action Front, organised labour’s civil society partner in the ongoing nationwide strike, has just issued a statement, saying the suspended strike and mass action would resume tomorrow following government’s refusal to meet the demands of labour and civil society.
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JAF held a Mass Meeting today to plan for the resumption of the strike and mass actions on tomorrow Monday January 16, 2012 after the failure of the Jonathan government to meet the demand of Nigerian people for reversion of petrol price to N65.
The meeting attended by about 80 activists resolved to continue the effective enforcement of the strike in various communities in Lagos and resume the protest march along with Labour (NLC and TUC) which daily takes off from NLC Yaba to different parts of Lagos.
JAF has action committees in a number of communities in Lagos which organized various forms of enforcement activities as well as mass actions like mass meetings, rallies and protest marches that drew hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets across the state in the first phase of struggle between January 9 and 13. There were similar activities by JAF chapters and associates across the country.