ULC suspends nationwide strike

ULC suspends nationwide strike

Presidency has signed a tentative agreement with a central labour body, the United Labour Congress (ULC) to end the three day old strike of its members.

Labour and employment minister, Senator Chris Ngige made this known at the end of a meeting with the leaders of the congress in Abuja.

Ngige said both parties agreed to hold a broad based meeting on Tuesday, next week, which will have governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as well as minister of power, works and housing and petroleum resources minister of state in attendance.

ULC President Joe Ajaero said, “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 cognizance 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.”

Petrol tanker drivers and electricity workers in Lagos joined the strike.

Some of the other members of the Congress such as aviation, bank and insurance workers backed out of the strike.

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