NLC resolves agric workers union long-standing dispute



The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has resolved the 11 -year trade dispute between the Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria and Agric and Allied Workers Union of Nigeria.


Mr Najeem Yasin, Acting President, Nigeria Labour Congress said this at a conciliatory meeting on Friday in Abuja.

Yasin said the meeting was called by the NLC to resolve a long-standing dispute in the agricultural sector.

The Conciliatory Committee was set up by the NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba in line with the just concluded Delegates Conferences Resolution to find a lasting solution to the dispute.

According to him, the parties informed the committee that the issues in dispute have been narrowed down to three items.

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These include the name of the union, composition of a transition team and a constitution for the union.

“The workable constitution will guide the union into and through a delegates’ conference that will be midwifed by the transition team within six months from the date of this agreement,” he said.

He said that the two parties have signed an agreement and have merged to be called Nigeria Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees.

He, however, said that both parties have agreed that a 33-member transition team be put in place for a period of six months to be headed by Mr Simon Anchaver as president and Mr Aitokhueli Sunday as General Secretary.

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He, therefore, maintained that all pending matters in court by parties are to be withdrawn forthwith.

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