Organised Labour in Nigeria suspends warning strike

Adoba Echono, Abuja


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have suspended the nationwide warning strike which commenced on the September, 26, 2018.

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Dr. Ayuba Wabba announced the suspension while briefing journalists in Abuja on Sunday.

Dr. Wabba said that organised labour suspended the strike following a firm and formal invitation by the government to reconvene the meeting of the tripartite committee which is scheduled for 4th and 5th October 2018.

“We have received a firm and formal invitation to a reconvened meeting of the tripartite scheduled for 4th and 5th of October, 2018.

“We demand that this shall be the final session of the committee and that the final report will be submitted to President Mohammadu Buhari immediately.”

Dr. Wabba explained that the strike was suspended to avail the committee the right atmosphere to carry out its work effectively.

“In order to avail the committee the necessary conducive environment to hold its crucial meeting and conclude its work, organised labour has after obtaining the mandate of their necessary organs, decided to suspend the strike action with effect from today, Sunday September 30th, 2018,” he stated.

The organised labour had embarked on strike on September 26, 2018, after the 14 day ultimatum issued to the government to reconvene the meeting and conclude the work of the Tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee elapsed.