Reps To Intervene In Labour Strike

As labour unions go on strike, the House of Representatives steps in to resolve the crisis. The Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, said the National Assembly leaders will intervene without delay.

This decision came after the Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, raised a motion of urgent national importance and asked the National Assembly leaders to act swiftly on the matter.

The lawmakers had different views on the issue, as some opposed the strike and urged the government to charge the NLC and TUC for contempt for allegedly defying the court order against the strike, though the labour unions claimed they did not receive any court notice.

Some lawmakers suggested that the House should remain neutral in handling the matter.

The labour unions started a nationwide strike on Tuesday over what they called an attack on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on November 1, 2023, when he was leading a protest against the alleged anti-labour policies of the Governor Hope Uzodimma-led administration.

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