The Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC have declared an indefinite strike from October 3.
The decision comes after a joint press briefing held by the leaders of the unions in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Union leaders,Joe Ajaero,( NLC) and Festus Usifo ( TUC)said that the Federal government has failed to reach an agreement with them on the best way to address the challenges resulting from fuel subsidy removal .
They said the government is insensitive to the plight of the citizens, blaming the removal of fuel subsidy for the astronomical increase in the prices of food items, transport fares and others .
The Unions urged Nigerians to stock up food items for the October 3 strike.
The NLC had previously announced a three-week ultimatum to the federal government which expired days ago.
Before the joint resolution on strike, the TUC had been having meetings with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong in pursuit of dialogue rather than downing tools.
The unions are demanding an upward review of wages that commesurates with the hard times. They also demand the reversal of what it called Anti – poor policies of the government.