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Happening now : Imo leaders urge NLC to suspend strike

by OkeomaNews

The Imo State Council of Elders have urged the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress to suspend its on going industrial action in the state.

The NLC national leadership had since last week embarked on strike in the state.

The body said that it was protesting the state government’s anti Labour policies.

But the elders on Tuesday asked the NLC to consider the plight people were going through by calling off the on going industrial action.

A statement issued by Kennedy Eweama, the Chief Press Secretary of the council said that it was ready to lead the duty for the NLC and the state government to resolve their differences.

The statement read “after a careful appraisal of the impasse between the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour  Congress (NLC) and Government of Imo State,over labour related issues,and in consideration of the need to ensure that the prevalent industrial peace and harmony in the State is not disrupted,the leadership of the Imo State Council of Elders, hereby appeals to the leadership of the NLC to suspend its dispute with the State government.

“The Council under the Chairmanship of the Obi of Obinugwu,HRM,Eze (Dr) Cletus Ilomuanya,CON,assures the NLC leadership that the suspension of the dispute would create a conducive atmosphere for meaningful  dialogue with the government which would ultimately address their grievances. The Council in appealing to the conscience of the NLC leadership,urges it to take into consideration, the plight of the suffering masses who are bearing the excruciating brunt of the impasse.

“As Elders,the Council is optimistic that as a responsible, and responsive government,the Imo State government on its part, would be open to any meaningful dialogue and resolution of the labour crisis in the State in the interest of the masses.

“The Council therefore, implores  the NLC  to embrace Jaw- jaw rather than war-war, as there is no better alternative to industrial peace and harmony in Imo State.”

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