JAF Declares Workers Day to Protest Hike In LASU, LASPOLY Fees:
The Joint Action Front (JAF) has declared May Day for protest in Lagos against the hike in the fees paid by students of the Lagos State University and other state institutions.
This was disclosed in statement signed by JAF general secretary, Comrade Abiodun Aremu and chairman, Dr Oladipo Fashina.
The statement read: “In furtherance to save public education campaign that was started on August 13, 2013, with a mass rally in Lagos and subsequent mass protests in Calabar, Abeokuta, JAF hereby declares May 1, 2014 as a protest day in Lagos”.
The union urged all workers in the affiliates of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), the informal sector workers, artisans, traders, women, professionals, students in primary, secondary and tertiary institution levels, parents, etc, to march en masse to the Onikan Stadium, Lagos tomorrow, May 1, with their placards, banners, protest songs and souvenirs, to demand reversal in the hike of the school fees.
JAF also declared its support for the ongoing strike by ASUP, SSANIP, and COEASU. (Leadership)