Labour Tells FG There Will Be No Notice Before Next Strike

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On Saturday, the Trade Union Congress ,TUC, declared that the nationwide strike scheduled for October 1 had been temporarily suspended.

It stated that it was still contingent on the President Bola Tinubu-led administration fulfilling its promise to adhere to the terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding that both the Federal Government and Organized Labor had signed.

The governors’ assertion that they would not carry out the demands in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Government and organized labor was also rejected by labor on the grounds that governors had already implemented palliative measures for state residents and civil servants prior to the signing of the MoU.

These were revealed in a Saturday interview with our Abuja-based correspondent by Tommy Etim, the National Deputy President of the Trade Union Congress.

According to Overtnews, the MoU, which was made public on October 1, 2023, contained a 15-point agreement between organized Labour and the Federal Government.

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Etim made a statement regarding rumors that the governors might not carry out the agreement’s terms, “That is not possible. Anyways, the truth is that we have reached out to our people in the states to meet with them. Letters have also been sent to that effect.”

The labor leader commented on the government’s current status of progress, “The 30-day ultimatum we gave to them is still in place. We have given them time and we are sure they are working. What we did was just a suspension. When you suspend a strike, you can kickstart it without further notice. We have done our part and we are waiting for them to play their part.”

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