The Federal Government and the leadership of organized labor have been praised by the National Assembly for working out a settlement that prevented a statewide strike.
This was announced on Tuesday during Senate plenary by Senate President Godswil Akpabio.
All of the Senators here are grateful to the Nigerian Labor Congress and the Trade Union Congress for realizing our plight.
In addition, we applaud the Federal Government’s preventative measures, which helped avert the strike action recommended by the NLC and TUC.
It’s true that this agreement will help stabilize the economy and bring in more FDI, because no government can thrive during times of war.
“I commend the union; I also commend the Federal Government team and I commend the Senate Committee on Labour for their efforts and hard work done to bring amicable solutions to the matter,” he added.
The Senate leadership met with several groups to discuss the impending strike, according to Sen.Diket Plang (APC-Plateau), chairman of the Senate committee on labor.
Coworkers, in my opinion, need to see things from our perspective. The strike was called off yesterday after the NLC and TUC signed an agreement with the government outlining 15 points for resolution.
We should “congratulate the two teams for the clear understanding that played out between them,” he said.