Organised Labour suspends strike

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By Joan Nwagwu

The organised Labour says it has suspended its nationwide indefinite strike that commenced on Nov. 14.

Emma Ugboaja, NLC General Secretary, confirmed the suspension to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ugboaja said the decision to suspend the action was reached at an emergency virtual joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Ugboaja said that NEC in session agreed to suspend the strike following a plea by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu.

He said organised labour said it got a commitment from the Nuhu Ribadu-led meeting that those arrested for the physical assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, would be prosecuted.

It would be recalled that organised labour had, on Nov. 13, directed all affiliates to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.

The strike was called especially over the alleged “non-action by the Federal Government over the brutalisation of NLC President, Joe Ajaero, by security agents and hoodlums in Imo”.

It would be recalled that the NLC had declared a protest in Imo, led by Ajaero on Nov.1, over alleged anti-workers policies by the state government.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Ephraim Sheyin

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