Mixed Reactions Trail The Suspension Of The Strike By National Labour Leadership

Mixed Reactions Trail The Suspension Of The Strike By National Labour Leadership

The Organised Labour in the early hours of Monday, suspended its nationwide strike and protest after a closed-door meeting between Labour leaders and the Federal Government.

Before the agreement reached by both parties, Organised Labour had threatened to shut down all sectors on Monday if the Federal Government fails to reverse its decision on the hike of petrol pump price and electricity tariff.

However, after the long meeting that stretched throughout the night, a two-week timeline was agreed to review the issue.

Labor leaders and civil society members in the Edo state rejected the national leadership decision as it was viewed as a weakness to Nigeria's labor movement.

The chairman of the National Labour Congress (NLC) in Edo State, who led the protest action in Edo, complained that the decision was taken in a hurry and without proper consultation with the National Executive Council (NEC) and key stakeholders across the country.

In Ibadan, Oyo state, traders, workers, students, and residents of the area protested in large numbers.

The protesters had placards with different inscriptions, condemning Federal Government insensitive nature towards the masses' suffering.

Meanwhile, Organised Labour in Niger State canceled its planned protest with members who were already dressed with placards returning to their homes.

The secretary of the NLC in the.

He warned that if the Federal Government fails to keep to its side of the bargain after two weeks, they will have no choice but to proceed on a strike and protest.

state, Salihu Mohammed, said that they decided to align with the national body's decision.