November 11, (THEWILL) – Organised labour in Cross River state have suspended its five-week long industrial action.
The labour leaders said the suspension follows the intervention of the traditional institution in the state, led by the chairman of the Cross River State Traditional Rulers Council, HRH Etinyin Etim Okon Edet.
The leaders said the government will be given five months to fully Implement the agreements reached with them.
Godwin Otei, the state chairman of the Joint Negotiations Council, in his response said “we are suspending the strike to see if the government will do the needful”.
On his part, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ben Ukpepi, said the strike action is the longest in the history of the state and this shows the insensitivity of the government.
He thanked the traditional institution for its intervention.
On his part, Monday Ogbodum, the state chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, said labour will watch and see if the government will live up to the expectations of both parties as contained in the Memorandum of Understanding.