The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has suspended its strike for further deliberation with the Federal Government.

The President of ULC, Comrade Joe Ajaero on Wednesday announced the suspension of strike after meeting with the Federal Government Negotiation Team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Part of the agreement at the meeting was that petroleum workers should resume work, while the two groups will also meet next week for the continuation of the conciliatory meeting.

The meeting was part of steps by government to resolve issues that led to the strike, which began on September 15.

Before the commencement of the strike on Monday, the ULC had earlier issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government which expired on September 8.

The association further issued another seven-day strike notice that expired on September 15 with a threat to shut down the oil, power and aviation sectors.

The demands include:

1. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment should set up a task force immediately to carry out factories’ inspection

2. Review the privatisation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.

3. Repair of roads leading to refineries and tanker farms.

4. The Army and Police to withdraw their men in the different work places where they are currently stationed as their presence intimidates and harasses workers in such establishments.

5. The immediate release of its “Registration Certificate”.

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