Following the termination of the fuel subsidy, the indefinite strike scheduled for October 3, 2023 has been mutually suspended by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had ordered all of its affiliated member unions to mobilise and shut down the nation after the government refused to comply with the seven demands the NLC and the TUC made to lessen the suffering of the thronging Nigerian Workers and the impoverished masses of the nation.
Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju, President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), in a similar spirit, directed that all of the country’s seaports, jetties, oil and gas platforms, and terminals be shut down appropriately for operations.
However, following the conclusion of the urgent meeting between the federal government and labour leaders conducted today, October 2, 2023, the NLC and TUC have jointly decided to call off the strike in order to implement the NLC demands.
As a result, the planned indefinite strike has been suspended, and the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC has instructed all of its affiliate members to tell its members to report to work tomorrow, October 3, 2023.
All employees in the maritime industry are expected to report for work tomorrow in accordance with instructions from the Nigeria Labour Congress, according to Comrade Adeyanju, the Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress.