The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has concluded its two-day warning strike and instructed its members to resume work on Thursday, September 7th.
During the two-day warning strike, the congress praised its affiliate unions for their unwavering commitment to defending Nigerian workers and citizens.
NLC commended all affiliate unions for their strong participation in the strike and urged them to be prepared for an indefinite industrial action if the government fails to address the hardships faced by workers due to the removal of fuel subsidy.
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.
“We would like to take this moment to express our profound appreciation for your unwavering determination and dedication, which played a pivotal role in the resounding success of this action. Your contributions during this warning strike exemplify your unwavering commitment to our shared cause.
In the event that the government fails to provide the appropriate responses to our demands, we encourage you to maintain your steadfast resolve.”