ORGANIZED LABOUR SUSPENDS STRIKE
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 15, 2023
The joint National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC has suspended the nationwide strike, which entered its second day this Wednesday, November 15.
The decision was reached at a meeting which deliberated on the outcome of an earlier interface with the federal government led by the national security adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.
NLC General Secretary, Emma Ugboaja and TUC first deputy president, Tommy Okon, confirmed the suspension in different telephone chats with Raypower.
The Organised labour says it got a commitment from the Nuhu Ribadu-led meeting that those arrested for the physical assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, will be prosecuted.
It notes that as part of the take home from the meeting is the promise to bring both parties back to the table to iron out all issues in dispute.
It says more significant for the movement was the unreserved apology tendered by the NSA on behalf of the federal government for the brutalization of the NLC President and other members of the Congress.
Meanwhile, a circular is still being expected from the two Labour centres to its affiliates and state chapters on when to resume work.