NLC, TUC suspend indefinite strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have suspended the indefinite strike scheduled for Tuesday, October 3.

  • The indefinite strike that was meant to hold on Tuesday has been suspended
  • This was revealed in a statement signed by Com John Kennedy Ikemefuna on Monday night
  • The planned strike action was suspended for only 30 days
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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have jointly suspended the indefinite strike billed for October 3, 2023 following the removal of fuel subsidy.

It would be recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress had directed its affiliate member Unions across the country to mobilise and shut down the country following the refusal of the government to adhere to the seven points demand made by the NLC and the TUC to ameliorate the suffering of the teeming Nigerian Workers and the impoverished masses of the country.

The President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade (Prince) Dr Adewale Adeyanju fnli HFCPSP, in the same vein equally ordered that all the nation’s Seaports, Jetties, Oil & Gas platforms and Terminals be shut down accordingly for operations.

But after the outcome of the emergency meeting summoned today, October 2, 2023, between the federal government and labour leaders was held, the NLC and TUC had jointly agreed to suspend the strike to allow for implementation of the NLC demands.


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Consequently, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC had directed that all its affiliate members should direct their members to return to work tomorrow, October 3, 2023 as the planned indefinite strike has been suspended.

Comrade Adeyanju, the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress had equally directed that all members of the Maritime sector should resume work tomorrow as instructed by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

A statement by the association’s National Secretary reads:

We refer to our earlier circular dated Friday 29th September 2023 on the indefinite strike action as directed by the Leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) with effect from Tuesday, 3rd October, 2023.

We are glad to notify you that the planned Industrial strike action has been suspended by the Trade Union Congress after its National Executive Council meeting held today, Monday 2nd October 2023.

Due to the reported progress from the ongoing discussion between the Federal Government and the Organised Labour Centres duly represented by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

On this note, we urge all our members to resume back to their duty post from Tuesday 3rd October, 2023 as directed by the Congress. However, if there is any change such will be communicated appropriately.

We appreciate all Mill Executives and our comrades for their solidarity, co-operation and understanding for the progressive struggle.

Thanks for your unwavering support

Yours Comradely,

Signed

Olusanya Omosanya

National Organising Secretary


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