The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced the suspension of the five-day warning strike in Kaduna state against the Kaduna State Government.
NLC leader made the announcement on Wednesday evening, the suspension was considered due to the intervention of the Federal Government which has summoned the NLC leader and the Kaduna State Government to a meeting on Thursday.
He said that having received the letter, the NLC, at its meeting, thought that it is important to honour the invitation.
The five-day warning strike entered its third day on Wednesday.
The Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Charles Akpan, made a statement that the emergency meeting would hold by 11 am on Thursday, at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
The Minister further directed that the two parties should keep calm and keep things the way it is before pending the resolution of the issues in contention.
He stated this in his separate letters to the two parties, said he was inviting them to an emergency meeting in the exercise of his powers as the Minister of Labour and Employment.
The strike and protest of the NLC started midnight Sunday to compel Governor Nasir El-Rufai Administration to reinstate the over 45,000 sacked workers.
The protesting civil servants and the NLC leadership are also seeking to stop the planned dismissal of 11,000 additional workers and anti-labour policies of the government.
Also, this came as the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC, Africa, described Tuesday’s attack on the protesting members of the NLC by hired thugs as rough-hewn, uncivil and contrary with the ethos of participatory democracy provisions and good governance.
By our Reporter.