‘Labour Threatens To Resume Strike, Insists On Demands’

Labour Threatens To Resume Strike, Insists On Demands

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to embark on strike, should the Federal Government fail to meet its demands.

NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC), on Wednesday, suspended their nationwide strike over an alleged assault on the President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero.

The unions said the suspension followed the intervention of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

The National Deputy President of the TUC, Tommy Etim, speaking with Punch revealed that the strike was suspended based on the trust the unions had in Ribadu.

He said, “The NECs of the NLC and the TUC have suspended the strike. We did this based on our trust in the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu who gave us his word. We also saw that he wasn’t playing politics with our demands and he was ready and promised to follow up with everything.”

When asked whether the suspension of the strike was indefinite, Etim said, “It is a temporary suspension. We are going to give them some time after which we will meet and if they fail to meet up, the strike resumes.

“We listened to the NSA and he listened to us. He noted that Ajaero didn’t do anything wrong by going to Imo State. We must commend the NSA and it is because of him that there is a suspension of the strike.”

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