NLC suspends warning strike in Kaduna …Ngige invites el-Rufai, Labour to Abuja for talks

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)  has suspended its five days warning strike in Kaduna State.

The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made this announcement on Wednesday after an emergency meeting of the congress in Kaduna.

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He said the decision is to honour the invitation of the Federal Government on Thursday to mediate in the dispute between labour and the Kaduna State Government.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has invited the two parties in the trade dispute, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El Rufai and top officials of the State as well as the President of the NLC Comrade Wabba and other top NLC leaders to an emergency conciliation meeting by 11 am, tomorrow , Thursday, May 20, 2021 at the office of the Honourable Minister of labour and Employment, Federal Secretariat, Abuja .

The Minister further directed the two parties to maintain the status quo ante bellum pending the resolution of the issues in contention.
The letter separately addressed to both the Governor of Kaduna State and the President of the NLC reads in part:
“ Sequel to the strike prompted by the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) one of the federations of Trade Unions in Nigeria, and the subsequent withdrawal of work and services in almost all public sector establishments and institutions in Kaduna State, including but not limited to the essential services in electricity , water and health , which has consequently resulted and inflicted huge damage and loss to the economy and well-being and even loss of lives to the people of Kaduna State in the last three days.
“ I am therefore constrained in the exercise of my powers as the Minister of Labour and Employment , under the Trade Disputes Act, CAP . T8, Laws of Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004; to invite you and your top officials to the emergency trade dispute conciliation meeting.”
The letter emphasized further that  “ between the transition period for the meeting , you are please requested to maintain the status quo ante bellum this dispute , so that the enabling climate for the resolution of the issues in dispute will not be hindered by the creation of new issues.”
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