Indefinite Strike: NEC Urges NLC, TUC To Dialogue

The National Economic Council (NEC) has asked organized labour to shelve its planned indefinite strike and keep dialoguing with the federal government in their quest for better welfare for its members.

The Council also appealed to the unions to suspend the planned nationwide indefinite strike scheduled to start on October 3. Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau stated this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the nation was at a very critical moment in its history, adding that some states took over such labour crisis when they assumed office in May.

According to him, some of such states just resolved the crisis and it would be unfair for the labour to return to another industrial action.

The Plateau governor said that the proposed industrial action would have an immense effect on the economy of both the states and the Federal government. He said that the NEC expressed genuine concern about the situation in the country and appealed for calm and patience among Nigerians.

“The National Economic Council, NEC, deliberated on the planned indefinite strike by the National leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to proceed on an indefinite strike on October 3, 2023. “The Council noted further the implications of the planned strike on the economy and the nation and thus urge members to continue to engage with the leadership of their respective states.

“It appeals to them to suspend the action and to continue on the path of dialogue with the Federal Government. This is the appeal of the Council,” he said.


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