The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) ordered its members to return to work on September 7 after ending a two-day warning strike.
The congress referred to the affiliate unions’ involvement in the recently ended two-day warning strike as a “show of undaunted and resilient commitment to defend Nigerian workers and citizens against man-made economic hardship.”
While praising all of the affiliate unions for their significant participation in the strike, the NLC urged the unions to be prepared for an ongoing strike should the federal government refuse to take concrete steps to ease the suffering brought on by the elimination of fuel subsidies.
A press statement signed by its president, Comrade Joe Ajaero, reads: “We write to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our dedicated Affiliates, State Councils, and esteemed members for their unwavering support and active participation in the recent two-day nationwide warning strike. This collective effort was undertaken to emphasize our strong conviction that the government should prioritize the welfare of our citizens and adhere to our established statutes.
“We are pleased to report that, thanks to your resolute commitment, we have made significant strides in achieving the goals set during our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which prompted the initiation of this warning strike. It is abundantly clear that our united message has resonated loudly with the government, and it would take a truly inattentive ear not to hear it.
“As we mark the end of the two-day nationwide warning strike today, at the stroke of midnight, we earnestly call upon you all to gracefully conclude the strike and return to work tomorrow, in accordance with our initial agreement.