Labour Unions Halt Nationwide Strike Following NSA’s Intervention
In a significant turn of events, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) reached a decision late Wednesday night to suspend the ongoing indefinite nationwide strike.
The decision to suspend the strike was prompted by the intervention of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, according to statements from the labor unions.
Previously, both Labor Centers had instructed their members and affiliated groups to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike starting on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. This action was in response to the reported brutalization of NLC President Joe Ajaero by policemen in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1.
It was gathered that the resolution to halt the strike was reached after a series of discussions and negotiations, highlighting the impact of the NSA’s involvement in the matter.
This development brings a temporary reprieve as the labour unions reconsider their course of action in light of recent interventions and negotiations.