Just under 24 hours after commencing their nationwide protests against the removal of fuel subsidies, the Organised Labour has opted to halt their proposed strike action.
According to Festus Osifo, the President of the Trade Union Congress, this decision emerged following discussions with President Bola Tinubu. Osifo conveyed that certain commitments were obtained during this meeting, promising immediate action on the raised concerns. As a result, the strike has been suspended.
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On Tuesday, the Nigeria Labour Congress had declared its intention to proceed with the planned nationwide mass protest after engaging with the Federal Government. Comrade Joe Ajaero, the NLC President, emphasized that the dialogue with the government did not yield any substantial changes or concessions that would prompt a deviation from their planned course of action. He reaffirmed their unwavering dedication to upholding the interests and aspirations of Nigerian workers and citizens.
Further details to follow…