NLC, TUC suspend nationwide strike


The joint National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has suspended its indefinite nationwide strike which was embarked upon following an assault on the national president of the NLC, Joe Ajaero in Imo.

This is according to the President of TUC, Festus Osifo who confirmed the suspension to newsmen yesterday and stated that the organised labour has received a commitment from the Ribadu-led meeting that those arrested for the physical assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, would be prosecuted.

According to him, the decision was reached at a meeting which held at the office of the NLSA, Wednesday, between the TUC President, Festus Osifo, the NLC General Secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja and Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, among others who deliberated on the outcome of an earlier interface with the Federal Government led by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu.

The NSA promised to bring both parties back to the table to iron out all issues in dispute, tendering an unreserved apology on behalf of the Federal Government for the brutalisation of Ajaero and other members of the congress.

At the end of the meeting which was held behind closed doors, both the labour minister and the TUC President said they had a robust conversation on the issues at stake.

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