NLC/TUC suspend strike as talks with FG continue

The nationwide strike action called by Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has been suspended.

The suspension followed talks labour entered with the Federal Government to resolve issues that led to the strike.

Labour said that suspension was to allow for continuation of discussions with government.

NLC/TUC started their strike on Tuesday, following government inability to meet the demands made, after the brutalisation of NLC President, Joe Ajaero on November 1, 2023, in Owerri Imo, where he had gone to lead labour protest in the state.

At Wednesday’s meeting, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, who was on government side, apologised on behalf of the government for the attack and brutalisation of Ajaero.

After the meeting between Labour and government, an emergency joint National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the leaders of NLC and TUC, to review the outcome of the meeting with government took place at Labour House, Abuja.

After delibration, a motion was moved and seconded in favour of suspending the action, following which the strike was suspend, while talks with government continue.

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