Sunday 22 May 2016

NLC suspends Nationwide Strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday, May 22,
called off its nationwide strike.
Speaking to journalists, the president of the NLC, Ayuba

Wabba said the union is calling off the strike after several
Wabba said the decision to call off the strike came after an
emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the
“After an exhaustive deliberation, NEC noted its protest
action was informed by the twin issues of the unjustified
and illegal hike in electricity tariff and increase in the pump
price of petroleum products,” Wabba said.
He also said the council adjudged that the strike action is a
success in spite of both internal and external challenges the
union faced during the period.
“In consideration of the above, NEC after due consultation
with its constituents resolved to suspend with immediate
effect, the action it commenced on Wednesday, May 18,
2016. The action is thus hereby suspended,” he said.
He commended all those who participated in the action,
stating that the union is committed to genuine dialogue
within the framework of internationally established  and
recognized principles of representation with it and the
Nigerian government.
He further condemned the activities of the security
operatives especially the police in Ebonyi state. Also
present at the briefing include, renowned activist and
lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN).

However we are waiting to hear from ASUU.

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