Shelve proposed strike, NANS appeal to NLC

An appeal has gone to the organised labour in the country, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), to shelve its planned strike in the overall interest of Nigerians.

The appeal was made by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), at a news conference in Abeokuta on Saturday, that the 14 -day strike notice to the Federal Government, over its failure to implement the agreements reached on October 2, following the removal of the fuel subsidy.

The National President of the students’ body, Pedro Obi, expressed displeasure over the agonies and pains being passed through by Nigerians, as a result of the fuel subsidy removal.

Obi explained that association was of the strong belief that the planned strike, if embarked on would further worsen the economic crisis in the country.

“While recognising the importance of addressing labour-related concerns and advocating for workers’ rights, we kindly urge the labour unions to explore alternative means of dialogue and negotiation with the relevant authorities.

“A strike, though a powerful tool, can lead to civil unrest and further worsen the security and economic situation of the country.

“While recognising the importance of addressing labour-related concerns and advocating for workers’ rights, we kindly urge the labour unions to explore alternative means of dialogue and negotiation with the relevant authorities.

“A strike, though a powerful tool, can lead to civil unrest and further worsen the security and economic situation of the country.

“We remain hopeful that a consensus can be reached through meaningful discussions, ensuring that the rights and well-being of both workers and students are considered in the pursuit of fair and just solutions,” he said.

The NANS president added that the labour unions had the right to make demands and embark on strike to drive home their points, but appealed for reconsideration of the decision.

SOURCE: NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

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