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Organised Labour suspends nationwide strike

Organised Labour has confirmed the suspension of its nationwide indefinite strike that commenced on Nov. 14.

Emma Ugboaja, NLC General Secretary, announced the suspension to reporters on Wednesday in Abuja, stating that the decision resulted from an emergency virtual joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Ugboaja clarified that the suspension came after a plea from the National Security Adviser (NSA), Malam Nuhu Ribadu, during the NEC meeting.

He highlighted that organised labour received assurances during the meeting, led by Nuhu Ribadu, that those apprehended for the physical assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, would face prosecution.


The strike, which began on Nov. 13, was called in response to the perceived inaction by the Federal Government regarding the alleged assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, by security agents and hoodlums in Imo.

The NLC had previously staged a protest in Imo on Nov. 1, led by Ajaero, protesting against purported anti-workers policies by the state government.

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