Labour union calls off strike

Joe Ajaero, the President, United Labour Congress

By Patience Danjuma 

The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) on Wednesday called off its strike for further discussion with the Federal Government.

ULC President, Joe Ajaero said this at a peace-making meeting called at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, with other affiliates of the union in Abuja on Wednesday.

“In the spirit of tripartitism and negotiation, they appealed that we suspend the action for discussion to continue by next week.

“The ULC has looked at it and the further appeal by the Department of State Security (DSS) who had taken cognisance of the security nature of the sectors that are involved.

“Having looked at all these two factors, the ULC will be getting across to the field for the suspension of the action to enable further deliberation of the issues raised and the remaining issues to commence next week,‘’ he said.

The ULC had earlier issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government which expired on Sept. 8.

The association further issued another seven-day strike notice that expired on Sept. 15 with a threat to shut down oil, power and aviation sectors.    



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