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Labour Succumbs, Suspends Planned Strike For 30 Days



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The organised labour has agreed to suspend its indefinite strike planned to start on Tuesday, 3rd October 2023, News About Nigeria reports.

The resolution to suspend the strike for 30 days came in on Monday night after over five hours of deliberations between the Federal Government and Labour at the Chief of Staff Conference Room of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong who made known the outcome of the meeting to newsmen, disclosed that Labour has agreed to suspend its indefinite strike for one month.

According to him; “the NLC and TUC accepted to suspend for 30 days the planned indefinite nationwide strike scheduled to begin, Tuesday, the 3rd of October, 2023.”

Lalong said the Memorandum shall be filed with the relevant court of competent jurisdiction within one week as consent judgment by the FG.

Also speaking on the outcome of the meeting and the suspension of their planned strike, the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, said the unions would revisit the agreement if the FG fails to fulfil its demands.

Labour unions had announced a nationwide strike on Wednesday, 27th September 2023, which according to them, is geared towards forcing the federal government to address excruciating suffering and hardship across the country, which is a result of the removal of fuel subsidy.

The suspension of the strike is coming after President Tinubu promised a N35,000 wage increase for low-cadre workers over six months, which according to him is in a bid to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on the people.