Workers of the New Nigerian Newspapers, Kaduna, on Wednesday suspended their 31 months old strike.
The workers said the suspension was to open a new chapter of negotiation with the new leadership of the Northern Governors Forum.
This is contained in a statement issued after a joint meeting between the management of the New Nigerian Newspapers (NNN) Limited, Kaduna, the Joint Workers Union consisting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), NUPPPROW in consultation with the state councils of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
The statement was signed by Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, the NUJ Chairman, NNN Chapel, and Bulus Shabayan, NUPPPROW Chairman, NNN Chapel, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
It said that members of the NUJ and NUPPPROW decided “to suspend the 31 months old industrial action which began on 22nd January, 2013, and resolved to resume duty with effect from yesterday; Tuesday 8th September, 2015.”
The statement added that the workers resolved to suspend the strike “considering the potentially viable imposing multi-million Naira estates and other landed property belonging to the company among other spinning outfits across the nation, we know the company is too rich to be this poor.”
The workers said they decided to call off the strike because of the confidence they had in the newly elected 19 northern governors.