The planned nationwide indefinite strike by organised labour has been called off after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) unanimously suspended the industrial action scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2023, on Monday evening.
The decision to halt the strike was made after an emergency meeting between labour organisations and the federal government.
NLC had directed its affiliate member unions across the country to mobilise and shut down the country in response to the government's refusal to adhere to the seven-point demand made by the NLC and the TUC to alleviate the suffering of the country's teeming Nigerian workers and impoverished masses.
The indefinite nationwide strike has been called off to give the administration more time to implement labour union requests.
As a result, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC advised all of its affiliate members to return to work tomorrow, October 3, 2023, as the planned indefinite strike has been suspended.
Members of the maritime industry were also directed to return to work on Tuesday, as advised by the NLC.