Workers in the radio, television, theater, and artistic industries will all stop operations starting on October 3, 2023, as part of the proposed nationwide industrial action.
This was stated in a statewide strike notice issued by the Radio, Television, Theatre, and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria, RATTAWU, and signed by Comrade A. Akpausoh, the union’s General Secretary.
The decision, according to the union, was made as a result of the National Executive Council meeting of the Trade Union Congress and the Nigeria Labour Congress, which took place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
The meeting had decided that starting on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, all affiliates of the congresses should participate in a statewide, indefinite strike action that should be complete.
“In other words, there shall be no operations in our sectors throughout the period of the action.
“Consequently, all our state councils and chapters across the nation are hereby directed to mobilize our members for effective implementation of the strike action.
“Also, all Vice Presidents in their various zones are being requested to monitor full compliance of the directive.
“Remember, ‘He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it’,” the Union said.