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NEC urges Labour to shelve planned nationwide strike

THE Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have been urged by the National Economic Council (NEC) to call off their scheduled strike.

Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang made the appeal today, just after the NEC meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, while briefing State House Correspondents.

He urged organized labor leaders to be patient with the Federal Government and to allow more time for talks.

Mutfwang stated that President Bola Tinubu will address the welfare of Nigerian workers in his first Independence Day broadcast to Nigerians on Sunday.

This comes just two days after the NLC and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) announced an indefinite strike on Tuesday, October 3, while also asking the unions in their state chapters to mobilize for nationwide protests.

The presidents of the two labor unions have settled their disputes, which had caused just the NLC to go on a two-day warning strike without the participation of the TUC.

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