Labour Suspends Strike For 30 Days, Embraces FG 16-Point Decisions


News Investigators/ The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have agreed to call off the indefinite strike scheduled for October 3, 2023.

The unions agreed to suspend the strike for a period of 30days to enable government implement decisions reached at the tripartite meeting that lasted till late hours of Monday.

NLC chairman Joe Ajaero said those decisions with definite timelines are expected to by implemented within the stipulated time.

Also, the President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Festus Osifoh, said the unions decided to suspend the strike following the agreement reached.

Earlier, Labour minister, Bako Lalong read a 16-point communique detailing the agreement between labour and government while assuring of government’s commitment to its implementation.

Recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress had directed its affiliate member unions across the country to mobilize and shut down the country in response to the government’s refusal to adhere to the seven points demand made by the NLC and the TUC to alleviate the suffering of the country’s teeming Nigerian workers and impoverished masses.

The President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Adewale Adeyanju,, in the same vein equally ordered that all the nation’s Seaports, Jetties, Oil & Gas platforms and Terminals be shut down accordingly for operations.

But after the outcome of emergency meeting summoned today, October 2, 2023, between the federal government and labour leaders was held, the NLC and TUC had jointly agreed to suspend the strike to allow for implementation of the NLC demands.

Consequently, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC had directed that all its affiliate members should direct their members to return to work tomorrow, October 3, 2023 as the planned indefinite strike has been suspended.

Comrade Adeyanju, the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress had equally directed that all members of the Maritime sector should resume work Tuesday as instructed by the Nigeria Labour Congress.


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