September 21, 2017
Why We Suspended Strike – ULC
The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) on Wednesday suspended its strike for further deliberation with the Federal Government.
Mr Joe Ajaero, ULC President, said this at a conciliatory meeting called at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, with other affiliates of the proposed association on Wednesday in Abuja.
“In the spirit of tripartitism and negotiation, they appealed that we suspend the action for discussion to continue by next week.
“The ULC has looked at it and the further appeal by the Department of State Security (DSS) who had taken cognizance of the security nature of the sectors that are involved.
“Having looked at all these two factors, the ULC will be getting across to the field for the suspension of the action to enable further deliberation of the issues raised and the remaining issues to commence next week,‘’ he said.
The ULC had earlier issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government which expired on Sept. 8.
The association further issued another seven-day strike notice that expired on Sept. 15 with a threat to shut down the oil, power and aviation sectors.