The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have jointly suspended the indefinite strike that was scheduled to commence on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
IdanNews reports that the decision to suspend the industrial action was reached at the end of an emergency meeting between the labour unions and the federal government.
Recall that the NLC 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-point demand made by the NLC and the TUC to ameliorate the suffering of the teeming Nigerian workers and the impoverished masses of the country.
However, after a lengthy meeting with the government, the labour unions agreed to suspend the strike to give the government ample time to implement their demands.
Consequently, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC directed all its affiliate members to further direct their members to return to work on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.